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4G Signal Booster Reviews: More Bars & Better Reception

4G Signal Booster Reviews: More Bars & Better Reception

Q: What's a 4G signal booster?

A 4G cell phone signal booster is an FCC-certified device that takes weak 3G & 4G signals and amplifies it up to 32X. This leads to boosted connection & reception, crystal clear calls, speedy text messages, faster internet, and better signal. Simply put: more bars on your phone.

Q: What's the difference between a 3G and 4G signal booster?

3G and 4G virtually handle the same things: talk, text, and internet. The difference is high-speed internet which is found on 4G. So if you're only looking to boost your calls and text messages, a 3G signal booster will fit your needs. If you're using data-heavy apps like Chrome, Facebook, YouTube, Google Maps, and streaming podcasts, then a 4G is the better choice. We usually recommend a 4G booster, because it's better future-proofing.

Q: How does a 4G cell phone signal booster work exactly?

It does this with three very simple steps and components:

  • 1.The Outside Antenna pulls in your existing poor cellular signal.
  • 2.The Amplifier (or Repeater) boosts cell signal with patented technology.
  • 3.The Inside Antenna rebroadcasts the enhanced signal to an area in need at home or in car.

Q: What are all the benefits a signal booster?

  • 1.Eliminates dropped calls
  • 2.Crystal clear voice quality
  • 3.Quickly delivered text
  • 4.Faster uploads & downloads (streaming)
  • 5.Reliable connection
  • 6.Improved reception
  • 7.Wider coverage
  • 8.Reduces dead zones
  • 9.More bars
  • 10.Longer battery life

Q: Which signal booster companies are the best?

There are five major companies: Wilson Electronics, weBoost, zBoost, SureCall, and Uniden. But without a shadow of a doubt, Wilson Electronics is the leading manufacturer of cell phone signal boosters.

That's because Wilson Electronics owns weBoost, zBoost, and Wilson Pro. Each brand supports a different market: weBoost for the mainstream, zBoost for the value line, and Wilson Pro for commercial enterprises.

Most Wilson Electronics products come with a 2-3 year manufacturer's warranty. All items are designed and produced in the USA for the highest quality assurance.

Q. How do I know I need one?

Simple. If your signal outdoors is decent but indoors is terrible, then a signal booster can get you boosted signal. If your outside signal is marginal and service is spotty, then a signal booster can amplify weak signal then send directly to you.

The most important thing is to find out how much signal you're currently getting. And looking at your cell phone bars (or dots) aren't entirely accurate.

Believe it or not, there's no industry standard for cell phone bars. What is 1 bar or dot on Verizon might be 3 bars on AT&T, 2 bars on Sprint, and full bars on T-Mobile despite receiving the exact same signal and downloading and uploading at the exact same speeds. Each carrier has their own interpretation.

However, cell phone signals are accurately measured in decibel (dB) reading. Cell phone signals are radio waves (the AM/FM kind) and operate at a frequency of -50 to -110 dB. -50 dB is great signal, full bars. -110 dB is poor signal, a near dead zone.

So to see how strong your signal is, use the following instructions to see dB reading if you own an iPhone:

  • 1.Go into Phone Mode
  • 2.Dial and Call *3001#12345#*
  • 3.You'll enter Field Test Mode
  • 4.Drag down your notifications bar and you will see your dB reading in the left-hand corner.

So to see how strong your signal is, use the following instructions to see dB reading if you own an Android:

  • 1.Access Settings
  • 2.The General
  • 3.Go to About Phone
  • 4.Network or Status
  • 5.You should see your dB Value

We also have a cell phone signal boosters guide for anyone who needs a little more information. But in general, any reading around -85 to -90 dB or under has a good chance to get better signal with a signal booster.

So if you're ready, get back what you're already paying for: great signal & constant connection.

Below is an extensive list of 4G signal boosters for home, car, and offices.

4G Signal Boosters For Home

1. weBoost Home 4G 470101 (Coverage 150 to 1,500 sq ft: 1-2 Rooms)

The cheapest AT&T signal booster for home. Depending on the outside signal, you may get 1-2 room coverage under best conditions. But you're not here because of best conditions, so it's more realistic to say desktop to small room coverage. Most customers have told us they're much closer to the inside antenna than anticipated for better signal. Great option for single office, home office (SOHO) and small areas like cabins and apartments. Find information and customer reviews about the weBoost Home 4G here.

Overview of the weBoost Home 4G:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • From 150 to 1,500 sq ft coverage (desktop to 1-2 rooms)
  • Up to +60 dB Gain
  • $399.99

2. weBoost Connect 4G 470103 (Coverage 1,000 to 5,000 sq ft: Whole Home)

This is a very popular AT&T signal repeater. You may get 5,000 sq ft under best conditions depending on your current outside signal. Our customer reviews and surveys puts an average of 2,500-3,000 sq ft. Great option for most homes, small offices, farm houses, and buildings under 5,000 sq ft wide. If you're getting some spotty reception, we'd recommend to start with this first. Read more info and customer reviews about the weBoost Connect 4G.

Overview of the weBoost Connect 4G:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • From 1,000 to 5,000 sq ft coverage (multi-room to whole home)
  • Up to +65 dB Gain
  • $549.99

3. weBoost Connect 4G-X 471104 (Coverage 2,000 to 7,500 sq ft: Large Home)

This is a very popular AT&T signal repeater. You may get 5,000 sq ft under best conditions depending on your current outside signal. Our customer reviews and surveys puts an average of 2,500-3,000 sq ft. Great option for most homes, small offices, farm houses, and buildings under 5,000 sq ft wide. If you're getting some spotty reception, we'd recommend to start with this first. Read more info and customer reviews about the weBoost Connect 4G.

Overview of the weBoost Connect 4G-X:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • From 2,000 to 7,500 sq ft coverage (small home to large home or small building)
  • Up to +70 dB Gain
  • $899.99

4G Signal Boosters For Car

4. weBoost Drive 4G-M 470108 (3G & 4G boost for up to four cellular devices)

The most popular car signal booster. Slim outside antenna to pick up signal. Indiscreet inside antenna to broadcast signal. Majority of customers say they're getting at least 2 to 3 more bars. A few did say they have to be closer to the inside antenna than anticipated to get more bars and amplified signal. Read more details about the weBoost 4G-M here.

Overview of the weBoost Drive 4G-M:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • For multiple cell devices
  • Up to +50 dB Gain
  • $379.99

5. weBoost Drive 4G-X (470510) (3G & 4G boost for up to four cellular devices in extreme rural areas)

Three words: maximum output power. This allows for 30-60% farther reach to the cell tower. And distance from the cell tower is the biggest problem for remote rural areas. So this is definitely aimed for extremely poor signal areas.

Overview of the weBoost Drive 4G-M:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • For multiple cell devices
  • Up to +50 dB Gain
  • Pro Model: 60% More reach from and to cell tower
  • $479.99

4G Signal Boosters For Large Buildings

6. Wilson Pro 70 Plus (463127) (Coverage up to 50,000 sq ft)

The most popular enterprise-level cell phone signal booster. Up to 50,000 sq ft of coverage. Best for the city or urban areas. Has adjustable controls for precise controls for each 5-band frequency. Built-in-signal meter for accurate dB readings. In strong signal areas, is capable of an additional +12 dB boost.

Overview of the Wilson Pro 70 Plus:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • Up to 25,000 sq ft coverage (multi-story office building)
  • Supports 100+ devices simultaneously
  • Up to +72 dB Gain
  • $1,799.99
Jimmy N
6th Feb 2018

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