Is a cell signal booster right for me?

Ken Perkins | May 3, 2016

A lot of people ask us, “How do I know a cell phone signal booster will work for me?”

It’s a good question and fortunately there’s a relatively simple exercise to determine if a cell phone booster can help you get better reception and stronger signal in your home, office or other interior space.

Ask yourself these questions:

1) When I am inside, do I have problems with dropped calls or lost connections, poor call audio quality, or texts, emails and voicemails that show up in my in-box hours after they were sent?

2) When I go outside, do the problems identified above seem to go away? Is it easier to keep connections or complete calls? Does the audio quality of my calls improve? Can I download files to my phone faster than when I’m indoors?

If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, a cell signal booster can probably bring better signal coverage into your home, office or other building.

If you’re still not sure a cell phone booster can help, try this real-world test. Go outside your home or office and make a call on your phone. If you cannot complete the connection because of weak signal, move to another location – like a different side of the building – and try again.

When you find a location where you can successfully make a call, that side of the building exterior is where you should place the tower antenna. A rule of thumb: if you are receiving a strong enough signal to make a call outside the building, then the cell signal is probably strong enough for a signal booster to amplify the signal and provide coverage inside the building.

If you cannot find an outside location where you can successfully complete a connection, then the available signal may be too weak for a cell phone signal booster to detect and amplify.

Still not sure? Talk with a weBoost Customer Service agent. This service is free. By going through a few questions with you an agent can quickly determine if a signal booster can help.

You can reach weBoost Customer Service by phone at 1-866-294-1660, or type a question in the chat box here. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 am – 9 pm Eastern, and Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 7 pm Eastern.


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