9 Reasons You Should Have a Cell Booster for Winter Road Trips
Posted on 11/15/2022 by Nicholas Jones
The winter season is upon us and, for much of North America, winter brings the potential for nasty weather and poor driving conditions.
But that doesn’t seem to stop us from taking winter roads trips.
But by random accident of the calendar some of our biggest holiday celebrations of the year happen during winter months, and that often means driving some distance to visit family and friends.
Maybe you want to get away from the city and relax in the mountains during a long ski weekend. Or maybe you’ll be driving for hours with friends to get home and visit parents and siblings during a break from classes.
Yes, there are lots of good reasons to take a winter road trip!
Since there is no shortage of online sources for how to prepare for winter road trips and what to bring along just in case, we’ll skip that stuff that here. Instead, we offer some excellent reasons why you should include a cell phone signal booster among the gear you carry when winter road-tripping.
A booster in your vehicle can assure strong, reliable cell signal during what would otherwise be dead cell zones or long stretches of spotty coverage. Our top recommendation is Drive Reach, which outfits your passenger car, minivan, or SUV with the most powerful vehicle booster allowed by the FCC. If you’re driving alone, check out the space-saving, cradle-style Drive Sleek.
Without further ado, here are 9 reasons why you need a vehicle cell phone booster for winter road trips.
#1 – In case of emergency
By definition emergencies are unexpected and serious. Whether medical in nature, or mechanical, or weather related, always being able to use your phone while on the road means you can quickly find or summon the help you need when you need it.
#2 – To monitor your weather apps
Many weather apps now are hyper-local so you know within a 20-minute window when the cold front will hit or the storm will blow through. If you find yourself racing against bad weather, access to your app’s real-time updates helps you get to your destination before the storm does and avoid any nasty winter surprises.
#3 – For navigation
Having access to Google Maps or other GPS nav can be critical, especially when traffic or weather conditions force you to take an unplanned alternate route.
#4 – In case of car trouble
Don’t let a flat tire, dead battery or low-speed skid into a snow bank ruin your winter road trip like that guy in the photo! With solid cell coverage you can quickly call AAA for a tow or a jump start.
#5 – To keep the kids (and adults) entertained
Hold the “Are we there yet?” and “How much longer?” to a minimum, with cell connectivity in your vehicle that allows passengers to play games, watch videos, chat with friends, etc., as you travel down the road toward your destination.
#6 – To find gas, food or other roadside services
There are lots of road tripper apps out there designed to help you find anything you need along the journey – the lowest priced gas station, the nearest location of your favorite fast-food place, maybe a unique local eatery or other unusual attraction. Access to reliable cell signal means you can find what you need and other interesting stuff too.
#7 – For safety/security
With our busy lives and demanding schedules there’s a pretty good chance you’ll get away for your winter road trip later than you planned. But even if you end up driving on unfamiliar roads in the dark, you’ll know that help is just a quick cell phone call away should you need it.
#8 – For work needs
I know, right? You’re road tripping, but stuff still happens. Since we all live in the real world you know very well your office may try to contact you, even while you’re on the road. With solid cell reception, it won’t be a problem. And who knows? Maybe it’s YOU who will need to call the office, rather than the other way round.
#9 – To phone ahead, or phone home
If you’re delayed for any reason you’ll want to let those expecting you know your status. Or maybe they’ll call YOU to find out your updated ETA. Perhaps you just would like to make a dinner reservation or find out what time in the morning lift passes begin selling. With a signal booster in the vehicle, cell connectivity is always available.
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