Why You Have Lousy Verizon Cell Signal

We’ve actually written a blog post and posted a video on this very subject. Here’s a quick explanation of what’s going on. All of your cell phone communications – whether they’re voice or data – travel via radio waves.

Radio waves make cell phone traffic possible because they move over long distances. But the downside of radio waves is that they are easy to block or disrupt. When they have to pass through any kind of obstacle, they get weaker.

You already know this principle of radio waves from listening to FM radio in your vehicle. Say you have the radio on and you drive under a bridge or overpass. What happens? The signal gets interrupted for a moment, then resumes as normal when you’ve cleared the obstruction.


How a Verizon cell phone signal booster works

That’s what happens to your cell phone signal! Only it’s not temporary, unless of course you’re moving. If you’re at home or at work, pretty much anything between you and the Verizon tower can weaken the signal.

Obstructions Weaken Your Cell Signal

Hills, buildings, any constructed object, even foliage (yes, leaves!) and weather conditions (like fog) can block or weaken the Verizon signal. That’s what I meant when I said your weak signal at home, in the office or in your car is probably not Verizon’s fault.

The other thing is, the farther you are from the Verizon tower the weaker the signal will be when it reaches your location. And unless you’re standing outside, when the weakened Verizon signal gets to you it still must pass through the concrete and steel of your office building, the brick and radiant barrier of your home, or the tinted glass windows and metal body of your vehicle!

And after the signal goes through all that just to get to where you are trying to use your phone, what happens next? That’s right – dropped calls, sloowww downloads and really bad audio quality.

A weBoost Verizon Booster Can Help

A Verizon cell phone booster from weBoost improves coverage by using patented technology to collect the Verizon signal outside, boost it, and redistribute the boosted signal inside your home, office or vehicle. That process in reverse is how the weBoost Verizon booster sends amplified signal back to the cell tower.

The result? No more dropped calls and lost connections, faster downloads and as much as two hours more talk time on a battery charge.

The way the weBoost booster works is very different from how Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Extender works. The weBoost Verizon booster collects, amplifies and rebroadcasts existing signals from the cell tower. And it even works with all U.S. cell phone carriers, including Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and others.

How a Verizon Signal Booster Works

In contrast, the Verizon 4G LTE Network Extender actually creates a cell signal in your home or office, (it doesn’t work in vehicles) like a mini-tower. The Network Extender works only for Verizon customers, so anyone with a different cell service provider can’t take advantage of the Network Extender’s signal.

The Verizon Network Extender, unlike the weBoost signal booster, requires broadband Internet in order to operate and it competes with your other Internet traffic, like streaming video, for bandwidth. No broadband? The Network Extender won’t work for you.

On the other hand, a weBoost Verizon signal booster is a standalone system that just needs a power source to operate. No Internet connection needed. The weBoost signal booster is FCC-certified and approved by Verizon for use on the Verizon network.

Recommended weBoost Verizon Signal Boosters

For home, office or other indoor space

Connect 4G-X – weBoost’s most powerful 4G building booster. Signal coverage for up to 7,500 sq ft

For car, truck or other vehicle

Drive 4G-M – weBoost’s most popular 4G vehicle cell phone signal booster

Drive 4G-X – weBoost’s most powerful 4G vehicle cell phone signal booster


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