Is a cell signal booster right for me?

May 3, 2016 — by KEN PERKINS


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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    Comments (2)

    dean colby on February 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm said:

    Need a booster for Samsung phones. What rf do I need. Want to keep the cost down too. Thanks, Dean

    Customer Support on February 23, 2016 at 6:02 pm said:

    Thank you for your question! Our products do work for most carriers, and devices including the Samsung phones. The type of booster will depend on your application, as well as outside signal. For product selection, you can browse the products here:

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