Friday, April 21, 2017

Boost Your RV Cell Phone Signal

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Can You Hear Me Now?
    Are you getting enough use from your smart phone when you’re on the go in your RV? There are still many dead zones out there and many other regions where reception is slow or unreliable.  What do you need to know about cell phone signal boosters for vehicles?

 
    The test site toptenreviews.com rates ten units, scoring them them 7.48 to 9.8. Maximum gain (in decibels) in their tests is as low as 23 with their top six models delivering 50 db.  Test models  have 2, 3 or 5 frequency bands. Weights vary widely. The site’s  top award winning weBoost Drive 4G-M weighs just over a pound, with some models weighing as much as 3.5 pounds.

    The success of the new weBoost Drive 4G-X RVcell phone signal booster (it's made specifically for RV's)  brings up questions women should ask before spending several hundred dollars for such a unit.


    In addition to peace of mind, such a unit may also be a business tool that is (1) tax deductible or (2) paid for by your employer. Ask. 

      * I have a smart phone, laptop and a tablet. How many devices does this unit serve?


       * The installation of a booster in my office took hours, a technician and a mile of wires. Can I install and set up an RV unit myself? What is involved?
 
    * My last booster worked only with some cell phones.  Is this one compatible with all  major networks?

    * Just how much of a signal boost does it deliver?  Most units now promise “up to” 32X.

    * I love movies.  I hate dropped calls. Will it improve upload and download speeds? Voice quality? Signal reliability? 


    * What kind of warranty does it have? Money back guarantee? (The weBoost has a two-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.)

* Does it work as well underway as when I’m parked?

* Does it require an antenna? Permanently mounted? Directional or omnidirectional?    

* Are any other accessories required at added cost?
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