AT&T MicroCell: Do You Need It?

AT&T MicroCell: Do You Need It?

Written By SignalBoosters
16th Sep 2015

What exactly is an AT&T MicroCell? Well, despite having  the strongest 4G LTE network in the nation, having reliable AT&T service isn't always a guarantee. Things like distance from cell tower and building material often can disrupt your cell signal and weaken your cellular service. 

The result? Dropped calls. Stuck text messages. Slow internet. Spotty reception. Poor coverage.

An AT&T MicroCell acts like a mini-cell tower, radiating signal from inside the home or office to give you more bars. It increases you signal strength and is compatible with 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE. At $300-400 retail and with no monthly fees, it seems like a viable solution.

But there's a catch. 

The MicroCell needs to be connected to a landline internet service to work. In short, it converts your Wi-fi to cell signals, which is a little hard to swallow considering  T-Mobile offers Wi-Fi calling without additional hardware. And even if you can use your landline internet to boost your cell signals, this leads to reduced speeds for all Wi-Fi routers and internet devices since it has to share bandwidth with the MicroCell.

And considering that an AT&T Microcell is carrier-specific, if you ever change carriers, it won't be compatible with your Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile or any non-AT&T carrier.

But there is another solution, it's called an AT&T Signal Booster.

See the  Top 6 AT&T cell phone signal boosters right now.

An AT&T Signal Booster takes the existing weak signal, amplifies it multiple times, then rebroadcasts the boosted signal to an area in need in your home or car. Stronger signal, more bars, and reliable connection.

An AT&T cell phone signal booster DOES NOT require landline internet connection to help enhance your service nor does it requires monthly fees. If you have any type of signal, it will boost it and give you more bars. The typical signal booster amplifies signal up to 32X. 

So, if you're truly looking to cut the cord, an AT&T Signal Booster is your answer.

The best signal boosters are created by weBoost, a leader in cell phone signal boosters for over 10 years.

Getting an AT&T Signal Booster from weBoost is a very good all-in-one solution for more bars, constant connection, and reliable service. 

Besides extending your AT&T cell phone coverage, it'll eliminate dropped calls, stuck text messages, and slow internet. Even better, voice quality is greatly improved so no more repeating. It saves you time and provides you with convenience whether for play, business, or emergency.

All weBoost cell phone boosters are approved for use by AT&T and approved by the FCC. Even better, these cell phone signal boosters are also compatible with Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and other major carriers. They work on ALL phones (iPhone, Android, Samsung, LG, etc.).

Whether you're in a remote rural area or the big city, our recommended AT&T cell phone boosters get the job done. They'll extend your AT&T network signal with low cost options for 1-2 rooms up to commercial coverage (10,000 sq ft) depending on your model and outside signal.

An AT&T booster from weBoost is the gold standard. Whether it's a cabin or farm in the valley surrounded by mountains, whether it's a multistory metal building in the big city, or maybe just an RV in the park, weBoost cell phone signal boosters are a necessity when you need to know how to boost your cell phone signal.

So what's the better value? An AT&T MicroCell or AT&T Signal Booster? It depends. If you already pay for landline internet and don't plan on changing carriers soon, an AT&T MicroCell is a good option. But if you don't have landline internet and already have signal (even though it's spotty) and might change carriers in the future, an AT&T Signal Booster is the better option.

Signal Boosters is here to help you select the right AT&T signal booster. There's absolutely no risk to you. Free consultation (ask us anything) with our US-based customer support ( Free shipping. 30 Day test drive. If you're not happy with your AT&T cell booster, simply call or email us, and you'll get your money back. Guaranteed. 

Completely new to signal boosters? See our  Support Center to Cell Phone Signal Boosters.

If you are satisfied, we provide lifetime technical support and a 2 year warranty. And again, our US-based customer support is second to none. We understand there's no one-size-fits-all strategy and we listen to all the details before suggesting ways to get you better signal.

We offer best and realistic outcomes from years of experience dealing with weak reception and solving tens of thousands of happy customers. Our motto: "Provide solutions. Don't sell boxes."  Read real reviews from our customers. It's because of our goal to provide the best AT&T wireless network extenders that have led us to #424 on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List in 2015.

Below are the six most popular AT&T wireless boosters, ranged from good, better, and best. These are ranked in two categories, cell phone booster for home and cell phone booster for car. Why be a servant to the cell tower? Bring the cell tower inside your home!

AT&T Cell Phone Signal Booster For Home

Bolton Technical Victory Yagi/Panel Kit

  • Best for small to midsize homes
  • Boosts talk, text, and 4G/5G data
  • Up to 4,000 sq ft coverage
  • Up to +72 dB gain
  • Includes highest quality cellular antennas and cables
  • $499.99

The Bolton Technical Victory Yagi/Panel is the most powerful multi-carrier cellular booster in its class. It features up to 72 dB gain and incredible uplink power. Your AT&T signal will significantly improve wherever you need it. Under best conditions, it can blanket up to 4,000 sq ft with strong, reliable AT&T reception. Equipped with the Bolton Quicksilver outdoor antenna, it absolutely dominates in areas with weak outside signals and few towers. Its sister, the Victory Omni/Panel, is better for those with decent outside signal and multi-carrier coverage needs.

Cel-Fi By Nextivity GO X

  • 4G/LTE/5G coverage up to up to 15,000 sq ft
  • Boost one carrier at a time
  • Most powerful amplifier
  • Multiple antenna options for any signal situation
  • Starting at $1,099.99

The Cel-Fi GO X is the most powerful AT&T cellular booster you can get. Since it can only boost one carrier at a time, it features the highest gain on the market, up to 100 dB gain. Even with weak outside cell signal, your cellular devices will receive superior AT&T connectivity. Super customizable, you can pair it with different cellular antennas to maximize performance in any signal environment.

weBoost Home Room

  • Boosts 4G/LTE/5G indoors for all carriers
  • Up to 1,500 sq ft coverage
  • Up to +60 dB gain
  • $399.99

The Home Room is a great choice for spot coverage, apartments, or small homes and offices. If you have perfect signal outside your home, you can expect the booster to provide you with 1,500 sq ft of coverage. Poor reception areas get an average of 200 to 500 sq ft of coverage. Flexible and easy to set up, you'll have reliable AT&T signal in no time.

AT&T Cell Phone Signal Booster For Car

Bolton Technical Velocity Vehicle

  • Boosts talk, text, and 4G/5G data
  • For everyday cars, trucks, and SUVs
  • Up to +50 dB gain
  • Simple installation
  • Works with all North American wireless carriers
  • $399.99

The Velocity Vehicle cellular signal booster is one of the best all-carrier vehicle signal boosters around. It'll boost 4G/5G data, talk, and text for all devices within range. With high gain and high-quality cellular antennas, it delivers the strongest AT&T signal possible in your vehicle anywhere on the road.

While this particular kit is best for your everyday vehicles, additional configurations are available to fit any vehicle.

Cel-Fi by Nextivity GO M

  • Boosts 5G/4G/LTE for Verizon
  • For any car, truck, RV, and boat
  • Up to +65 dB Gain
  • Customizable to fit any vehicle type
  • Starts at $799.99

The GO M is the most powerful car signal booster available for customers on the AT&T network. It gets over +65 decibels, compared to the +50 or so for the competition. The GO M is carrier specific, meaning only one carrier, AT&T for example, can be amplified at a time. Via the Cel-Fi Wave app you can easily change the carrier you are boosting. Super customizable, you have the option to choose between different outdoor cellular antennas to tailor the unit to your vehicle.

weBoost Drive Reach

  • For RVs, Cars, Trucks, and Boats
  • Up to 50 dB Gain
  • Support Multiple Carriers Simultaneously
  • Complete Kit, Easy Install
  • $499.99

The weBoost Drive Reach is weBoost’s most powerful in-vehicle cell signal booster for cars, SUVs, trucks, and minivans. Features increased uplink than previous generations, users can get signal that is 2x farther from towers for twice the signal strength. Dropping calls and losing navigation connection will all be a thing of the past while on-the-go. There is a Drive Reach available for any vehicle type, each featuring different cellular antennas.

[Article Originally Published By  Wilson Amplifiers]

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