With the extreme snow storms that have hit the east coast in the last few weeks we have seen how winter weather can be deadly. That is why we should always take a few minutes to put together an emergency kit. In addition to Blanket. Booster cables. Bottled water and nonperishable high-energy foods, one of the most important items that should be part of your kit is a cell phone booster.
Why you may ask? Well, being able to clearly get to and communicate with loved ones and emergency (fire, ambulance, police) services may save your life. We all take for granted our cell coverage. It is table stakes to have great cell reception in the city. However the true challenge comes when you are stuck in either a rural area or mountainous terrain and have to get a hold of someone to come rescue you.
Having looked at and investigated many vendors, I came across a device which seems to put its money where its packets are flowing. The weBoost® Drive 4G-M is a cell phone Booster that works with multiple carriers in both the US and Canada. It supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks. Once you have purchased the device you are set. No additional subscription or monthly carrier charges are needed.
How does weBoost® Drive 4G-M work? Well the concept is very simple. The outside magnetic antenna captures the signal from the cell tower. The inside weBoost antenna receives the signal, amplifies it, up to 32x and serves as a relay between your phone and the nearest cell tower. One thing you should note is this device is not a mini cell tower (ie it can not create a signal, where none exists). What it does is listen for and amplify an existing cell tower signal.
Install the inside antenna in a place where you will get the strongest signal (ie interior roof, dashboard, seat, under the seat lining). Most likely you will want to test this out prior to determining what is the optimal location
You are now ready to use the device. Although the weBoost® Drive 4G-M works on every network. Before you use it, you must register it with your wireless provider and have your provider’s consent.
I love always how technology has come to the rescue . Technology choices have become truly life changing.
Dimensions: 6.12 inches x 3.87 inches x 7.87 inches
Weight: 2.35 pounds
Signal improvement: Up to 32x
Support: Multiple Devices
Power: 5 V 2.5 A
Network Support: GSM, CDMA, LTE, HSPA+, FDMA, TDMA, OFDMA, and other variants (contact your carrier to confirm support)
Dedicated tower antenna
Dedicated device antenna
Number of users: Unlimited
Boosts voice & data signals for all U.S. & Canadian cell carriers
Extends Cell signal
Works with all smartphones & mobile hot-spots
Band 17/12 – 700 MHZ
Band 13 – 700 MHZ
Band 5 – 850 MHZ
Band 4 – 170 0 MHZ
Band 25/2 – 1900 MHZ
For more information or to acquire the: weBoost® Drive 4G-MAbout weBoost®, LLC weBoost®, and its parent company, Wilson Electronics, LLC, are leaders in the wireless communications industry, and have designed and manufactured cellular signal boosters, antennas and related components for more than 20 years
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