FAQ about cell phone boosters
How can I fix a poor cell phone signal inside my house?
If you get dropped phone calls or text message delays in your home, you might have a dead zone, which can be resolved by a signal booster. Check cell service in and around your home. If you have a decent connection outside your place but you lose it once you come inside, a signal booster can help. But if you have no service outside your home, look into switching cell phone service providers because a booster won’t help.
Will a signal booster help me get cell service in my home in the mountains?
If you already have cell service at your mountain home, it will likely help. Boosters are recommended for people who live far from a tower but still in the direct line of sight. If you live deep in a canyon where cell phone service isn’t available, it probably won’t help.
Should I get a booster or an external antenna for my RV?
External antennas are a much cheaper option for your RV than cell phone signal boosters, but antennas will work only in areas with moderate cell phone service. If you have two or three bars already, you could try the NETGEAR 6000450 MIMO Antenna. If you have fewer bars than that, look into a cell phone booster.
Why do I need a signal booster?
You might need a signal booster if you have spotty cell phone service in your home. This is evidenced by dropped calls, slow data speeds, delays in sending or receiving text messages, or poor audio quality during phone calls. Poor cell phone service can happen anywhere—even in the middle of the city—and it’s annoying. Signal boosters are also a good idea for people who live in rural areas or travel frequently via RV.