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Best Cell Phone Signal Booster for Cars

Posted on 1/8/2023 by Nicholas Jones

Wireless providers and carrier networks serve almost the entire population in urban and rural areas throughout the country. However, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), some cell phone users still experience weak or nonexistent signals in fringe service areas. These gaps in coverage can cause reception loss, dropped calls, and sluggish data speeds.

If you happen to be traveling through one of these dead zones, you may find yourself unable to make an urgent phone call or connect to your GPS to map your route.

Fortunately, having a cell phone signal booster in your car can help eliminate poor coverage and increase your carrier’s signal strength, so you can stay connected while on the move.

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How cell phone boosters work in a car

Regardless of whether you are near a cell tower, cell phone signal boosters for cars improve your connectivity while driving. A signal booster uses a powerful antenna to amplify voice and data signals sent to your phone from a cell tower and then delivers the boosted signals back to the cell tower.

There are three components to the process:

  • An outside antenna pulls a signal from a cell tower into your vehicle.
  • An amplifier boosts the signal being received by the outside antenna.
  • An inside antenna distributes the boosted signal for use in your car.

how car cell phone boosters work

So, how do you choose the best signal booster for cell phones in your car that will work for you? We offer a variety of car cell phone signal boosters to fit your unique needs: Drive Reach, Drive X, and Drive Sleek.

Best cell phone signal booster for cars: weBoost Drive Reach

Drive Reach booster

Drive Reach is our most powerful weBoost cell signal booster for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. With 29.5 dBm in uplink-output power, drivers and passengers receive signals from cell towers at distances up to 74% farther than previous boosters. In addition, a plug-in 12VDC power cord with 5V, 2.1-amp USB-A port ensures rapid cell charging.

  • Gain of up to 50 dB
  • Supports multiple users and devices
  • Fast, tool-free installation in minutes
  • Compatible with all cell phones, hotspots, tablets, and other devices on all U.S. carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint

If you’re looking for something a little more rugged for your overlanding or off-roading rig, Drive Reach Overland is your best bet. Its unique folding antenna mount lets you fold down and secure your antenna while you’re on (or off) the trail or in your garage, not using your booster.

Best entry-level cell phone signal booster: Drive X

Drive X is weBoost’s standard, multi-user cell signal booster that improves call quality, data speeds, and streaming capabilities. With tool-free installation, you can mount the four-inch magnetic antenna on your car in minutes.

Drive X cell phone signal booster

  • Gain of up to 50 dB
  • Simple, tool-free installation
  • Supports multiple users
  • Compatible with all U.S. carriers and all devices

Best single-user cell phone signal booster: Drive Sleek

Drive Sleek Booster

Drive Sleek is a weBoost cradle cell phone signal booster for the solo driver. With an innovative adjustable cradle design, it works with all cell phones between 5.1 and 7.5 inches in length. The booster comes with a 12VDC power cord with a 5V/2.1 amp USB charging port.

  • Gain of up to 23 dB
  • Versatile product design holds almost any size cell phone
  • Easy installation for magnetic or non-magnetic roofs
  • Up to two hours of additional talk time in areas with weak signals

Why choose a weBoost car cell phone signal booster?

All weBoost vehicle cell phone boosters are available for a one-time fee and no monthly charges. Our boosters:

  • Work on all U.S. carriers, including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and more
  • Come with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Provide a 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Are 5G ready – they will work for the next decade and beyond

In addition, weBoost cell phone signal boosters are FCC-certified, which is an important distinction when choosing a signal booster for your vehicle.

In 2013, the FCC developed industry standards that require cell phone signal boosters to be certified. With the implementation of government regulations, manufacturers became accountable for the quality and performance of their products.

During the certification process, independent labs oversee product testing and share results with the public to protect consumers. So, before purchasing a cell phone signal booster, make sure it’s FCC-certified, which guarantees the booster has met rigorous government standards.

Why you need a cell phone signal booster for your car

If you’re like most people, you probably spend a fair amount of time behind the wheel. According to a survey by AAA, Americans drive more than 220 miles per week, and 96% of them have cell phones that they depend on to stay connected, especially in emergency situations.

It’s impossible to know the precise moment that a cell phone is most needed. Some drivers take reliable connectivity for granted and then find themselves in a remote area where cell service is sluggish or even nonexistent. Fortunately, you don’t have to be vulnerable and in a difficult situation.

Whether you’re navigating traffic in a busy city or driving on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere, a weBoost cell phone signal booster in your car provides security and peace of mind.

To learn more about getting the right vehicle cell phone booster, shop weBoost products today.

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