Can You Get Mobile Signal Boosters for the Home?

There are several at-home signal boosters on the market today. If you have poor signal in your house or even just in specific rooms, an at-home signal booster could be a good option for you.

At-home signal boosters rely on an outside antenna that should be positioned in whatever area receives the strongest signal. This antenna transmits the signal that it picks up to a booster inside your home, which can then feed the signal to your living room, office or other rooms where you experience poor signal. You can use multiple in-room transmitters with one antenna.

If you’re considering purchasing an in-home signal booster, make sure you choose the right one for your property and that the signal booster is both FCC- and carrier-approved.

While you’re waiting for a signal booster to be installed, there are a few things you can try to improve your signal at home. For example, try turning off LTE and using 3G instead. Making sure your phone’s battery is fully charged. Removing any cases or covers may also help.

Do Signal Boosters Work in Remote Areas?

Signal boosters can be helpful for people who live or work in remote areas. Many people get mobile signal boosters installed in their car, truck or RV to improve their cell phone signal while they are on the go.

Cell phone signal boosters work only if there is some signal to boost, so they are not 100% effective. There are parts of the country where certain carriers have no coverage at all, and in those areas, a signal booster would be of no benefit.

Many of our vehicle signal boosters come with very large antennas. This means they can pick up signals that are very weak. It’s possible for a mobile phone to show no bars, but for a large antenna to pick up a signal strong enough to be useful with a signal booster.

Are 4G/5G Signal Boosters Really Useful?

Mobile data on 4G and 5G networks is very fast, so fast many people get better upload and download speeds from a mobile data plan than they do from their static in-home connection.

This speed (combined with the knowledge that these technologies are “newer”) leads many to be skeptical about whether cell phone boosters will be necessary in the future.

The way 5G signals work means that signal boosters could become even more important. Signals that are part of the 4G infrastructure use frequencies below 6GHz. In contrast, 5G works using frequencies between 30GHz and 300GHz. There are a lot of benefits to 5G:

Unfortunately, 5G’s higher frequency means it will be more susceptible to disruption. Thick walls, concrete, steel and other building materials could weaken a 5G signal more severely than a 4G signal.

Combine this with a phased roll out — which means that, in the near future at least, there will be fewer 5G towers than 4G towers — and it’s likely many people who want to make full use of 5G will need a signal booster.

Our Signal Booster Installation Services

If you’re interested in having a signal booster installed in your home, office or vehicle, take a look at our collection of products today. We have DIY signal boosters for smaller properties and a selection of larger boosters with professional installation included in the price.

Our team would be happy to advise you on which booster is most suited to your property and help you get the best possible cell phone signal in every room. Give us a call at 1-866-294-1660 to learn more.

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