WeBoost Home MultiRoom vs SureCall Fusion4Home Max Review

WeBoost Home MultiRoom vs SureCall Fusion4Home Max Review

WeBoost Home MultiRoom vs SureCall Fusion4Home Max Review

When you buy a cell phone signal booster kit it's always a good idea to do research and read reviews. There are so many different brands and types on the market, how do know which one to buy?

Signalboosters.com has several brands and signal boosters on offer. So, let's review two of the most popular home systems, the weBoost Home MultiRoom and the SureCall Fusion4Home Max.

Both kits are very close in price, both are complete kits with nothing extra needed, and both cover around the same amount of area.

So, which is best for you?

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weBoost Home MultiRoom Signal Booster Kit - 470144

SKU: WA470144

  • Best unit for midsize homes and offices
  • Highly customizable
  • Multiple antenna options for any interior

SureCall Fusion4Home Max Signal Booster Kit

SKU: SC-Fusion4HomeMax

  • Covers medium & large homes up to 6,500 sq. ft.
  • Powerful enough for suburban and rural homes or offices
  • Features Extended Range Technology (ERT) for MAX coverage
  • Significantly boosts talk/text/data for all device types
  • Works for all North American carriers

Home MultiRoom and Fusion4Home Max Price

It is important to remember that, in general, the more expensive the booster, the more powerful it is. In the case of the Home Multiroom vs Fusion4Home Max, the price difference is only $30, with the MultiRoom being the cheaper option. If price is your only factor, this isn't a whole lot of help.

Comparing Gain, Coverage, and Power for Home MultiRoom and Fusion4Home Max

Some cell phone signal boosters are more powerful than others. Power comes in three forms: Max gain, Uplink power, and Downlink power.

Gain

Gain is how much a signal is increased or amplified by a signal booster. Cellular signal is ambient and can vary in strength depending on location. All sorts of things can affect signal strength. Mountains, building materials, and even weather can block them. So, the more gain your booster has, the better it will perform in areas that are far from a cell tower. Gain is measured in decibels or dBm.

If your booster has a max gain of +50 dBm (decibel-milliwatts), it makes the signal stronger by up to 50dBm. For example, if the outside signal is –100dBm, then your booster will increase that strength to -50 dBm. Gain will change depending on outside conditions such as weaker signal. Your actual gain may be less than the booster’s max gain

The weBoost Home Complete offers a max 65dB of gain, while the Surecall Fusion4Home Max gets you max of 72dB of gain. This is a difference of about x5 to x6 stronger. If you live in a rural area with weak outside signal, it can be quite a game changer.

Uplink Power

Uplink power is how much power a booster needs to connect to the nearest cell tower. It is measured in decibel milliwatts (dBi). The higher the number, the further away you can be from the tower. This is particularly useful in rural areas.

If your booster has a weaker uplink power, you will need to be as close to a tower as possible. If your booster has a stronger uplink power, you can be further away from the tower and still get good signal. The Home MultiRoom offers 21 dBm of uplink power, while the Fusion4Home Max offers 26 dBm.

Downlink Power

Downlink power (also measured in dBm) is the power used to connect to devices. These could be mobile phones, tablets, hotspots, PCs, routers, or anything else receiving a cellular signal. Higher downlink allows devices to be farther away from the inside antenna and still receive good signal. The Home MultiRoom provides 12dBm of downlink, while the Fusion4Home Max gets you 9dBm. As the MultiRoom has more downlink power, it’s a better choice for homes with multiple rooms or devices, assuming decent signal.

Fusion4Home Max vs weBoost Home MultiRoom uplink power AFTER external cable loss is calculated

Fusion4Home Max Home Multi-Room Difference
Uplink & Downlink Frequency bands Uplink power (dB) Uplink power (dB) Uplink Difference (dB)
700MHz (Band 12, 17) 20.6 17.3 3.3
700MHz (Band 13) 19.6 17.5 2.1
850MHz (Band 5) 19.5 18.6 0.9
1700MHz (Band 4) 19.8 15.2 4.6
1900MHz (Band 2,25) 19 14.4 4.6

Fusion4Home Max vs weBoost Home MultiRoom downlink power AFTER external cable loss is calculated

Fusion4Home Max Home Multi-Room Difference
Uplink & Downlink Frequency bands Downlink Power (dB) Downlink Power (dB) Downlink Difference (dB)
700MHz (Band 12, 17) 8.6 12.2 3.6
700MHz (Band 13) 7.5 12.3 4.8
850MHz (Band 5) 9.0 12.6 3.6
1700MHz (Band 4) 7.1 12.5 5.4
1900MHz (Band 2,25) 8.4 12.5 4.1

Fusion4Home Max vs weBoost Home MultiRoom downlink gain AFTER external cable loss is calculated

Fusion4Home Max Home Multi-Room Difference
Uplink & Downlink Frequency bands Downlink Gain (dB) Downlink Gain (dB) Downlink Gain Difference
700MHz (Band 12, 17) 59.8 57.8 2
700MHz (Band 13) 59.9 56.5 3.4
850MHz (Band 5) 60.3 58.6 1.7
1700MHz (Band 4) 66.2 62.2 4
1900MHz (Band 2,25) 63.2 60.7 2.5

What is SureCall ERT?

The Fusion4Home Max uses ERT (Extended Range Technology) to get more gain at the inside antenna. The Fusion4Home Max has an outside booster just below the antenna. Other boosters have a long cable between the outside antenna and the inside booster resulting in signal loss.

With the Fusion4Home Max, the signal travels from the outside signal booster to a second inside device. This device powers the booster and allows you to set your bandwidth. From there, the signal goes to the inside antenna. This system reduces cable loss between the outside antenna and signal booster, providing more gain at the inside antenna.

Coverage

Coverage is variable, meaning it will change depending on several conditions. It is affected by building materials, how strong your outside signal is, how much uplink power your booster has, mountains, trees, weather, and even solar flares, among others. The more outside signal you have, the better your coverage will be. Every booster has a maximum coverage area. Although we are going to have a look at the coverage of each of our boosters, it's important to remember this will change depending on outside conditions.

The weBoost MultiRoom offers up to 5000 sq. ft and the SureCall up to 6500 sq. ft, under best conditions. Real world coverage may be less. Have a look at the table below for an idea of what coverage you can expect.

TL;DR or take away from our MultiRoom vs Fusion4Home Max review: the Fusion4Home Max is stronger in gain, uplink power, and coverage. The MultiRoom has more downlink power, making it a better choice if you have multiple rooms. The Fusion4Home Max is a better choice for weak signal areas.

The Home MultiRoom is great for urban, suburban, and some rural areas that have decent outside signal. If you have good outside signal, you can cover several rooms even through walls. With weak outside signal, you can still cover around 500 to 1000 sq. feet.

IF YOUR OUTSIDE SIGNAL IS

About 5 bars -89 dB AND LOWER UP TO 5,000 sq. ft.
About 3 to 4 bars -90 dB UP TO 3,500 sq. ft
About 1 to 2 bars -100 dB UP TO 1,000 sq. ft
No existing A signal booster likely will not work

The Fusion4Home Max is good for more rural areas with weak outside signal.

IF YOUR OUTSIDE SIGNAL IS

About 5 bars -89 dB AND LOWER UP TO 6,500 sq. ft
About 3 to 4 bars -90 dB UP TO 5,000 sq. ft
About 1 to 2 bars -100 dB UP TO 3,000 sq. ft
No existing A signal booster likely will not work

Aesthetics

When you install a home booster the chances are it's going to be visible. The Multiroom is a sleek grey amplifier that comes with a kickstand to place it on a counter, or it can be wall mounted. The panel antenna that comes with the kit is covered in grey material to blend into any interior. The outside directional antenna is shaped like a white flag and is quite discreet.

The Fusion4Home Max has a more industrial design. It has one outdoor amplifier and one indoor device, both of which have visible heatsinks. The outside antenna looks much like the MultiRoom’s, while the inside antenna is white and covered in material. Both booster kits come with flat cabling that can fit under windows. Flat cabling allows you to install your booster kit without needing to drill any holes.

The Fusion4Home MAX indoor device

The Fusion4Home MAX indoor device left, and the Home MultiRoom amplifier right.

The Fusion4Home MAX indoor device

The Fusion4Home Max indoor device left, and the Home MultiRoom amplifier right, bottom.

The Fusion4Home MAX indoor device

The Fusion4Home Max indoor antenna left, and the Home MultiRoom antenna right, bottom.

The Fusion4Home MAX indoor device

The Fusion4Home Max indoor antenna left, and the Home MultiRoom antenna right, bottom.

SureCall Fusion4Home Max and weBoost Home MultiRoom Installation

Installation is another big factor when deciding on your perfect booster kit. If it's difficult to install you could run into issues. The simpler it is the better for many people. Of course, you could always give us a call on 1-800-470-6777 and we can either give you advice or even set it up for you.

The Home MultiRoom is simple to install, which is one of its biggest pros. It comes with a directional antenna, one amplifier, and one internal panel antenna. You need a bit of skill to set up the outside antenna.

Follow the steps below to install a Home MultiRoom:

  1. Find your nearest cell tower using an app like CellMapper, CellReception, or Network Cell Info Lite
  2. Install the outside antenna on the roof. It comes with both pole and wall mounting option.
  3. Point the antenna at the tower.
  4. Ensure clean line of site: no trees or buildings in the way.
  5. Run cabling down to the internal amplifier.
  6. Install the amplifier indoors near or inside the ceiling or crawl space.
  7. Run cabling to the internal antenna.
  8. Install inside antenna high on a wall overlooking the area you will need signal most.
  9. NOTE: The inside antenna must be at least 50 feet horizontal or 20 feet vertical from the outside antenna for best performance
  10. Set up your signal booster using weBoost’s app and enjoy great signal!

The SureCall is more difficult to install as it comes with two devices, one outside and one inside. The outdoor device is the amplifier, while the indoor device provides power and acts as a port point. Neither device will work without the other.

Follow these steps to install a Fusion4Home Max:

  1. Find your nearest cell tower using an app like CellMapper, CellReception, or Network Cell Info Lite
  2. Install the outside antenna on the roof. It comes with both pole and wall mounting options
  3. Point the antenna at the tower
  4. Install the outside the antenna on the roof
  5. Run a cable to the outside amplifier which can be mounted on a wall. This amplifier can get warm so make sure that it is in a well-ventilated area
  6. Run the included cables to the inside device
  7. Install inside device near or in the ceiling or crawl space. Keep it close as close to the outside amplifier as possible
  8. Install inside antenna high on a wall overlooking the area you will need signal most
  9. NOTE: The inside antenna must be at least 50 feet horizontal or 20 feet vertical from the outside antenna for best performance
  10. Turn on both inside and outside devices. The will sync up
  11. The inside device will show a yellow LED
  12. Use the gain dial to adjust your gain (the best setting is maximum).
  13. Check your internal antenna with an app, (we recommend Open Signal, Network Cell Info Lite or LTE Discovery).

If you adjust the outside antenna at all after installation you will have to reboot the amplifier and the indoor device. To do this you need to unplug the power, count to ten, and plug it back in.

The Fusion4Home MAX indoor device

Fusion4 Home Max dials on the inside device.

Fusion4 Home MAX outside amplifier left, and inside device right.

Fusion4 Home MAX outside amplifier left, and inside device right.

If you have any questions or queries about installation, don't hesitate to call us on 1-800-470-6777 or email sales@signalboosters.com.

To sum up, the weBoost is much simpler to install. It requires less skill and less time. If you are liking the easier DIY installation option, then the weBoost is most definitely the way to go.

Professional Installation

Both weBoost and SureCall offer professionally installed options. The SureCall installed option is the Fusion4Home. It is less powerful than the Fusion4Home Max since it doesn't have ERT. However, if the idea of installing one of these boosters yourself seems too daunting, it remains a solid option.

To schedule your installation, follow these steps:

  • Call the number on your booster’s box or follow the link
  • Redeem your unique code included.
  • The installers will schedule a time to come out and install your booster kit
  • This installation is only available for residential buildings in the United States.

SureCall Fusion Install Cell Signal Booster Kit

SKU: SC-FusionInstall

  • Superior unit for residential buildings
  • Free professional installation included
  • No more dropped calls or slow texts for multiple cellular devices simultaneously
  • For all major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and more

The weBoost professionally installed option is the Installed Home Complete. This is a more powerful booster than the Home MultiRoom, but that power comes at a higher price.

To schedule your installation, follow these steps:

  • Call the number on your booster’s box or follow the link
  • Redeem your unique code included.
  • OnTech will schedule a time to come out and install your booster kit
  • This installation is only available for residential buildings in the United States.

weBoost Installed Home Complete Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit

SKU: SKU: WA47444

  • Enhances cellular coverage up to 7,500 sq. ft.
  • FREE professional installation
  • Works for all phones & all US carriers
  • Our most powerful home unit
  • Nationwide next-day to three day installation upon receipt

Conclusion: SureCall Fusion4Home Max vs weBoost Home MultiRoom Review

To sum up:

weBoost Home MultiRoom Advantages:

  • Easier to install
  • Fewer devices, less cabling
  • Better looking
  • Cheaper
  • No dials to set
  • Great for smaller homes with weak outside signal
  • Higher downlink power

SureCall Fusion4Home Mx Advantages

  • Higher uplink power and downlink gain
  • ERT
  • Individual bands can be tuned
  • More overall Gain
  • More coverage

If you’re looking for an easy-to-install booster for an urban or suburban home, the weBoost Home MutiRoom is your best bet. It’s simple to install, works well, and will give you good bars with a decent outside signal.

The Max has more gain and covers a wider area. It's a good choice if you are in a more rural setting with weaker outdoor signal, or if you want more coverage in an urban or suburban area.

Two other great home booster options are the Surecall Flare 4G and the Cel-Fi GO X. Have a look at our reviews for them here and here.

If you need help deciding which booster is best for you, how to install it, or simply want to chat about boosters, we can't wait to hear from you! Give us a shout on 1-800-470-6777 or email sales@signalboosters.com.

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Alexa Mulligan
3rd Oct 2022
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