9 reasons you should have a cell booster for winter road trips

Blog  November 15, 2017

9 Reasons You Should Have a Cell Booster for Winter Road Trips

  Occasionally we republish classic blog posts that remain relevant to our readers. Here's a post first published in November 2016.   Well, 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 ...Read More

TAGS: cell phone signal booster, stay connected

How to Install a Lightning Surge Protector

Blog  November 8, 2017

How to Install a Lightning Surge Protector

    A lightning surge protector plays important role in cell phone signal booster systems by preventing the booster from being damaged in the event lightning strikes the outside antenna. Typically an outside antenna is placed on the roof of a home to best pick up signal from the cell tower. Naturally this location can make the outside antenna vulnerable to lightning strikes. If lightning were to strike an outside antenna and no lightning surge protector were installed on ...Read More

TAGS: lightning surge protection

Put a magnetic antenna on an aluminum vehicle

Blog  November 1, 2017

How to Attach a Magnetic Antenna to an Aluminum Vehicle

    Here's a question for you: If you're installing a cell booster in your vehicle, and it has an aluminum body, how do you install the outside antenna? The antenna is magnetic, but it won't stick to a vehicle with a body made of non-ferrous material. So what do you do? There is always the NMO (Non-Magnetic Option) antenna, but installation involves drilling a hole in the vehicle roof or trunk lid. Who wants to have a ...Read More

TAGS: antenna, installation, vehicle cell boosters

Is my cell phone unlocked

Blog  October 25, 2017

Is my Cell Phone Unlocked?

    Here's the quick answer to the title question: If you have purchased your phone recently, it's probably unlocked. But if you've had it for a while or if you're planning to purchase a used phone, you should check to see if it's locked. By "locked" we mean that the phone can only be used on one specific carrier's network, like only on Verizon service, or only on AT&T. Carriers lock phones to their service so phone buyers ...Read More

TAGS: understanding cell phone facts

Blog  October 16, 2017

Do Cell Phone Signal Booster Cases Really Work?

    People often ask us about signal booster cases for cell phones. Do these cases really work to boost cell signal? To find out the answer once and for all, we did some testing with signal booster cases. The test results are covered in the video above, but we found they generally do not live up to their claims.   Types of Signal Boosting Phone Cases There are basically two types of 2 cell signal boosting phone cases - active ...Read More

TAGS: cell phone signal booster, Signal Strength