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Homemade cell phone signal booster

If you are just a little bit handy or mechanically inclined, you can actually create a homemade cell phone signal booster.  A DIY cell phone signal booster can be made of easily obtained  component parts, from items purchased at the hardware store, or from household items. People who live in rural areas may not want to travel for hours to the nearest electronics store to pick up a cell phone signal booster that might not work. Or perhaps you are just a handy kind of person who is perfectly capable of following a few simple instructions and you’d rather make your own DIY 4G cell phone signal booster. Whatever your inspiration, you don’t have to be a MacGyver to put together a homemade cellphone signal booster.

People who live in rural areas with spotty cell phone services, or anyone who  has intermittent t cell service can boost their signals enough to consistently   get four bars, have  fewer dropped calls, and receive better internet  signal s overall. Depending on your proficiency t with tools and ability to follow instructions, you can make your own homemade cell phone booster and save a ton of money. With systems generally starting at $300 (for consistent 4G service) a little tinkering  and  the ability to follow a diagram may well be worth the effort. An easy solution is buying a cell phone signal booster for rural areas. I’ve reviewed a lot of items.

One DYI website takes you through the steps to build a Coffee Can booster, a Paper-Clip Bbooster and a DIY booster that is made with Magnet Wire. Each of the three homemade cell phone signal booster projects  comes with easy to follow instructions and  one even has a instructional  video (for the coffee can signal booster).  As with commercial cell phone signal boosters, you will need to know the frequency your phone uses, which you can obtain from your cell phone company.

The Family Handyman website offers another DIY cell phone booster project that probably requires less mechanical skills, but is also more costly. The site gives instructions about the equipment to purchase and how to put your DIY cell phone booster together. This article is short and sweet, with a diagram and instructions that assume that you have a least a little understanding about how cell phone signal boosters work. This DIY prototype relies on readily available component parts, is less science fiction-ish, and will probably give more satisfactory results.

Warning, warning, warning: If you mess about with your cell phone, you will probably void your warranty. And you will certainly void your warranty if you shove things (like wires and paperclips) into your device.

None of these DIY cell phone signal boosters will work if you not have an outside signal. It does not have to be strong, but it has to be out there somewhere.  But if you have any mechanical skills at all, and you want to try a DIY project that can change your cell phone signal from no G’s to 4G, then go ahead. Give it a try.  The results could be fantastic.

zBoost vs weBoost Review

If you have reached the point of terminal frustration with your  cell-phone and internet, you are looking for better reception and you are finally considering a cell phone amplifier, then it’s time to look at zBoost vs we Boost cell phone boosters. While WilsonAmplifiers owns both lines of cell phone signal boosters, zBoost and weBoost offer different cell phone amplifier products. Whether you are looking better reception for your home, your SOHO (small office/home office) your vehicle, or you  just better cell phone reception in general, this review should help you find the best we Boost signal booster or the best zBoost cell phone booster. 

When you are exploring the zBoost vs wBoost products, you first need to identify your cell phone amplifier needs. Are you looking for better reception to your home or business, or are you trying to get better reception for your RV, boat or motorhome? 

Wilson Electronics is the parent company of WilsonAmplifiers, which handles the WilsonPro, we Boost and zBoost brands of cell phone amplifiers. The we Boost family of signal boosters includes the weBoost 4G signal booster (for coverage up to 1500 sq. ft.), the weBoost connect 4 G phone booster kit (up to 5000 sq. ft. coverage) and the Wilson weBoost Connect4-G X cell phone booster kit (up to 7500 sq. ft. coverage). All of the weBoost products work with all carriers in North America (USA and Canada). These cell phone amplifiers boost your 3G or 4G signal up to 32 times (so not more dropped calls, low bars or weak internet signal). You will get better reception as soon as you hook up your device. weBoost products  work on all cellular phones, tablets and electronic devices. All kits come with everything you need and installation is very easy.  Also, customer support for all Wilson products in US based – which really comes in handy when you need to know what you are supposed to attach the black wire with the fork kind of things on the end to. One major drawback with the weBoost products is that you must know your band frequency in order to properly install the device. weBoost products tend to be higher priced than many  other comparable products.

zBoost products are also made for homes and offices (SOHO) and vehicles. They work with most cellphones, tablets and electronic devices. zBoost has a product line for urban and suburban SOHO’s, cell phone REACH signal boosters for suburban and rural homes, and the zBoost Trio series which work best for larger homes. zBoost was the first company to offer a dual band product (meaning that you do not have to know which frequency your carrier uses to install your cell phone booster device). Most zBoost products are dual or tri-band, and, as they are part of the Wilson Electronics family of cell phone booster products, customer service and support are U.S. based. In addition, zBoost products are adaptable and can be configured to cover a small cabin of 500 sq. ft. all the way up to a multi-story, 10,000 sq. ft. building. While zBoost products and weBoost products are comparable, and both offer better reception for homes and SOHO’s, zBoost products are often more affordable.   

Review of we Boost 4G 47010


Comparison: zBoost YX560L and we Boost 4G 47010 


zBoost YX560L

The zBoost YX560L Cellular Signal Booster is ideal for rural homes and cabins, rural small offices, or home offices (SOHO’s). It can support multiple data and voice users at the same time, so you can be working in your home office while your kids are paying video games. It works with all mobile phones and most cell phone carriers. The average system gain is 68dB. The zBoost YX560L will extend the battery life in your cellular or electronic device because your cellular phone uses less power when a signal is stronger. The easy to install kit includes the zBoost base unit, a power supply, a base antenna, a signal antenna and 50 feet of coaxial cable. And, of course, the necessary hardware to install your new signal amplifying device. It will cover up to 5000 sq. ft. Customer support is U.S. based, and has a two year warranty.

Quick Summary

  • All Mobile Phones & Devices
  • Most Mobile Carriers in North America
  • Affordable booster
Review of zBoost YX560L

Pros

  • Dual Band
  • Can be used by multiple users simultaneously
  • U.S. Based Customer Service
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    Improves Cellular Reception In Rural Homes & Offices
  • Covers 5000 sq. ft.

​Cons

  • Does not work with all cell phone carriers
  • Can be difficult to align external antenna, impeding signal quality
  • Will not work without outside cell signal

weBoost 4G 47010 

The weBoost cell phone signal booster will amplify the 3G or 4G signal in your home or SOHO (small office or home office).  It has a range of 1500 sq. ft., and will only be useful for one or two rooms. The product comes with everything that is needed for installation (desktop antenna, panel antenna). Installation time is estimated to be 10 minutes. The signal can be boosted up to 32 times stronger, and the system works on all your electronic devices. And you can use all your devices at the same time and get the same improved performance.  This would be a good cell phone booster for a small office, or an apartment, but it will not help if you are looking for improved cell phone amplification. The system can give a 60 dB signal gain. 

Quick Summary

  • Easy Installation
  • All US carriers
  • Affordable option
Review of we Boost 4G 47010

Pros

  • Easy installation - can work right out of the box – no wires or outside antennas
  • Customer service and support is US based 
  • Cost effective 
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    Great for  small office or single room (dorm room or home office)

​Cons

  • Small coverage – will only work in one or two rooms
  • Reviewers report limited coverage, generally  only around the area of a desk 

If you are looking for a cell phone amplifier, you will want to evaluate your needs. If you are in a rural area, or an underserved area, and you need better whole-house or SOHO service, then you should consider the zBoost YX560L (aka ZBYK560L). It will give you better reception, and will boost your 3G and 4G signal. If you only need to amplify the signal to a small area (your SOHO or your dorm room) then you should look into the WeBoost Home 4G470101. Both units cost about the same, so it is really down to your needs, and whether you want to install an outside antenna. 


The best cell phone booster for rural areas

If you live in a rural area, as I do, then you are probably dealing with the problem of how to get cell phone service to your home when there is none.   There may be some sort of service in your rural area, but if your cellular line- of- sight is blocked by a tree or a mountain, or the neatest tower is just too far away, the only way to get good service is by boosting the cell signal strength in your home.  In most cases, boosting the signal inyour home will be the only remedy for getting the best cell phone reception in a rural or underserved area. Please let me share my voyage of discovery with you, so that you too can find the best cell phone booster for your particular rural area. With the right cell phone booster, there’s no reason for your cabin or cottage in woods should be without the best cell phone reception. 

I say “cabin in the woods” because that’s where we live: in the woods. At the end of the road past the end of the road.   Our problem is that we have  trees (lots of them) and hills (lots of those as well). But people who live on the wide open plains have the same problem:  we are just not cost-effective enough for cellular companies to invest any money in us. The “grid” does not include us, and, even though there are legislative mandates about supplying cell phone service in remote areas, it just not going to happen.  So your only real answer is a phone signal booster. This is a device that boosts the cellular signal once it reaches your home. The signal is out there, even though it is weak, so all you have to do is grab it and amplify it.  A cell phone booster is really the only way to go. It works for us, and it will work for you. 

We have a rather large house, not a cabin, so we needed a signal booster that would reach all three floors. After a lot of research, we went with a WilsonAmplifiers  WeBoost Connect 4G (470103)because It had internal and external antennas.As it turned out, we did not need an off the grid phone antenna, so now we use a WilsonAmplifiers  WeBoost Connect 4G-X (471104).  It works best for our large house.  But, if you only have a one-floor cabin or cottage, you may not need the same model. Or you may only need a repeater, because you may  live on the top of a mountain where a cell-tower is close-ish. Here is a quick chart of good cell phone boosters, with a kind of cheat sheet so you can decide for yourself which would work best for you. I have also included some industrial cell phone boosters for those who have businesses in underserved areas.

review of weBoost Connect 4G-X 471104 on VSenn

weBoost Connect 4G

Most cell phone boosters are basically a 3-part system that pulls in weak outside signal into your home or business, amplifies the signal and then rebroadcasts that signal thorough your cabin or cottage – or business. It also sends a stronger signal back to the cell tower, so people will be able to hear YOU for a change.  It’s a one-time purchase for the consumer that will result in in better service, fewer dropped callsand better internet. These boosters work for all carriers in North America (USA and Canada), and there are no monthly fees involved. Best of all, a cell phone booster can be used without broadband or a Wi-Fi connection.  

Our Reviews Of The Best Cell Phone Signal Booster For Remote Areas


The Three Best Sellers

weBoost Connect 4G 470103

OUR TOP PICK

Weboost Connect 4G 470103

Price : $$$

Best booster available on the market.

WeBoost Connect 4G-X (471104)

RUNNER UP

our top pick the WeBoost Connect 4G-X 471104

Price : $$

Good second for boosting signal in the woods.

WilsonPro 70 Plus      (463127).    

GOOD THIRTH

WilsonPro 70 Plus (463127) on Vsenn

Price : $$

Good alternative to the two Weboost products.

WeBoost Connect 4G (470103)

This model works the best if you have a nice cabin or cottage in a rural area.   It can generally cover 3000 to 4000 sq. ft. in a city or open area, and will cover less (2000- 3000 sq. ft.) in a rural or remote area.  Iit’s perfect for a cottage or a cabin.  It is the bestselling model for WilsonAmplifiers and it boosts the signal power 65 db.  It comes with everything you need to set it up, which includes  a multi-band Amplifier/Repeater, and inside wall antenna, an outside directional antenna (so you can aim it between trees) , a power supply, 30’ of low-loss coax cable, and, of course, an installation manual. Which you may not need if your spouse understands how it all works.  It is also backed by a two-year warranty and there is 24 hour U.S. based customer support. (Please note: customer service cannot fix the fact that your power goes out in windstorms because you live in the woods!).  

The equipment really is easy to install, and you will notice the difference instantly. You will no longer have to stand on one particular spot on your back porch just to make a phone call. 

Quick Summary

  • Indoor Cell Phone Signal Booster
  • For Rural Homes & Office
  • Up to 5000 square fee
Weboost Connect 4G 470103

Pros

  • Works with all phones and carriers in USA and Canada
  • Comes with complete kit, easy to install
  • Reduces dead zones (yay!)
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    Reliable reception, wider coverage
  • Longer battery life
  • No monthly fees 

​Cons

  • Installation a bit more tricky  with high rooflines
  • Square foot coverage smaller in more rural areas
  • Not the MOST  powerful system

WilsonAmplifiers WeBoost Connect 4G-X (471104)

This is the most powerful home cell phone signal booster in America and the one we use now.  It can cover homes and buildings up to 7500 sq. ft. We chose this system because, even though our “cabin” has a small foot print, it is a three - story house, and this system gave us the extra coverage that we needed.   A 7000 sq. foot house (not in a heavily-wooded area) can expect to get 5 bars consistently. We almost always get 4 bars on our phones and the internet is great. This is the unit you want if you have something more than your average cabin-in-the –woods, or a farm house out in the middle of nowhere. It can also be used in condos, apartments and offices.

The WeBoost Connect 4G-X (471104) comes with everything you need for installation, which includes  the Connect 4G-XAmplifier/Repeater, an inside wall antenna, an outside directional antenna, 75’ of low –loss coax, and the installation manual. But, once again, installation was really straight forward. This system really works well with areas that get very weak poor cell phone coverage. If you live in a rural area with extremely poor coverage (or lots of trees and mountains) the WeBoost Connect 4G-X is the best choice for better 3G & 4G LTE coverage. The average user can expect a +70 dB gain of power. 

Quick Summary

  • All US & Canadian Carriers
  • Frustration Free Setup
  • Ideal for powering your whole cottage
review of weBoost Connect 4G-X 471104 on VSenn

Pros

  • Strongest cell phone signal booster
  • Covers larger area
  • Comes with compete kit, easy to install
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    No monthly fees
  • Works with all major carriers in USA and Canada
  • +70 dB gain of power

​Cons

  • Works best in areas with good line of sight
  • More expensive

WilsonPro 70 Plus (463127)

This is a cell phone signal booster that you might want look at if you have a large farm, a rural business enterprise, or a ski resort on the top of a mountain.  It’s really for people with commercial buildings up to 25,000 sq. ft. But it could be used for a rural school, for example, or a hospital or warehouse in a mountainous, rural or underserved area. It is the most popular commercial booster on the market. This system is also used in a lot of commercial and high-density residential building in urban areas because it boost the signal in buildings where the signal may be  diminished  by building materials that actually block the signal. 

The WisonPro 70 Plus is recommend for: large multi-story buildings, industrial warehouses, schools, hospitals, hotels, and other large office spaces. And, of course, it could be used in any sort of large rural business, like a farm, dairy or mill. This system also has a geographical uplink & downlink meter and “self-optimizing design” to allow for easy installation. It works on any carrier in North America, and it works with any wireless cellular device. It is easy to install (though I think I would get help). The kit includes  the Pro 70 Plus Amplifier/Repeater, and outside directional antenna, a lightning surge protector (for those of you on the top of mountains), an inside panel antenna, cable in 2’, 60’ and 75’ lengths, a power supply and the installation manual .  Once installed, the consumer can expect up to +70 dB gain of power, which will make all the tenants in the condos at your ski-resort very happy. 

Quick Summary

  • Not needed to have a physical connection to a cellular data device.
  • Increases signal strength to and from tower
  • Both GSM & CDMA
Wilson Pro 70 Plus

Pros

  • Works for all phones & cellular devices
  • Boosts 3G & 4G LTE up to 35 times
  • Can cover 15,000 to 25, 000 sq. ft.
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    Most popular commercial booster
  • 3-year warranty, 24 hour  US based customer Service

​Cons

  • Coverage may not be the same for everyone in the building
  • Coverage area dependent on  strong outside signal/ low  interference from inside building

SureCall Force5 2.0 3G & 4G

The SureCall system would be very useful for anyone who has any kind of business in a rural or remote area, or for people who might have a home-based business which relies on cell phone dependability. 1st signal booster that can be controlled by a mobile app, which could be a major asset to anyone who runs a rural or remote business.   It can be configured for all indoor environments, which would come in handy on a large farm, for instance. And it is the first cell phone booster that has integrated remote access, so your system can be monitored by an off-site mobile app, or from your home computer! Pretty cool. 

 

The SureCall Force 5 2.0 is for use in buildings with an area of between 25, 000 and 100,000 sq. ft. Each band in the system can be independently configured, and the system can accommodate up to 100 independent users simultaneously. The Built-in Sentry remote monitoring system that allows users to adjust the booster attenuation remotely. The system can be designed to fit in with any floor plan, so whether you have a vineyard, a ski resort, a saw mill, a hospital or a luxury vacation facility on the lake, the SureCall will work for you.  The consumer must purchase the initial unit with the proper antenna, and the equipment that is include depends on the antenna and system that is purchased.   So the system you buy will be dependent on the floor plan and the needs of the buyer. The system comes with a 3-year warranty that can be extended to 5 years. 

Quick Summary

  • Works with most North American carriers
  • 3 year warranty (can be extended)
  • Accessible by mobile app 
review of SureCall Force5 2.0 3G & 4G


Pros

  • Customizable installation for any building/floor plan
  • 3 year warranty (can be extended)
  • Built in remote monitoring  and sentry provides notifications and can make adjustments to boost performance remotely (via cell phone or computer)
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    Works with all devices 

​Cons

  • Requires installation – must contact company for quote
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    Antennas, add-ons are extra

In the end, you will want to find out your needs and the barriers that you have to overcome in your rural or remote area, then chose the booster that will work best for you. You may need to go for an off the grid antenna because you are just too far away from the civilized world. Or a repeater might work best for you. But the bottom line is that an in-house cell phone booster is really the only thing that is going to improve your rural cell phone service- unless you can convince your local company to set up a tower on the edge of your property. Which ain’t gonna happen any time soon. 

So  if directions to your house are, “Go to the end of the paved road, then go to the end of the dirt road, turn right at the water tower” (which just happen to be the directions to our house) then you really need a signal booster. 


How to Cure Bad Cell Phone Reception In Rural Areas

For a lot of people who live in “rural” or remote areas in North America, finding ways to get the best cell phone reception can be a real issue. If you live in one of these underserved areas, as we do, you may be wondering how to boost your cell phone signal strength to improve your cell phone reception in an underserved or remote area. Perhaps you have heard of cell phone boosters, and you may be wondering if cell phone boosters work in your rural area – what kind of reception you will get – will it boost your signal…? Basically, you want to know what you can do, and which is the best cell phone booster to use your particular beautiful but rural slice of heaven.   Please – let me share our cell-phone booster journey with you.

Improving cell phone reception in remote areas

We live on an Island in Washington State. We are near large cities, but since most cell phone service in the U.S. is PCS (line of sight), we just don’t get good coverage. Plus, since we are island, we don’t have enough resident here for any cellular company to warrant investing in cell-towers and infrastructure. This is true with folks who live in rural America as well. You are too far away, too spread out, and you are just not “cost effective”. Our situation would have been fine, and I could always manage to use the phone of internet if I stood in particular spot on my porch.  Of course, if I moved, the call or the connection was dropped. And on windy days with the trees all blowing in different directions, reception was impossible. But my husband is a Data Base Manager with clients all over the U.S. depending on him, and he needed better and more reliable service. So we began investigating cell phone boosters.

living in rural areas with cell phone

Do cell phone boosters work in rural areas

We started with a very good article that explains why we would never get good reception and that cell phone boosters are the best option for improving cell phone reception in remote areas. We asked our neighbors what they were doing to improve their cell phone access, and the answer was: basically nothing. So we did our research and found that cell phone boosters really work in and that they were the best bet for improving cell phone reception in remote areas.

Best cell booster for rural areas

In simple terms, a cell phone signal booster is a 3-part system that pulls in a weak outside signal, amplifies that signal and rebroadcasts that signal throughout your house. We’ve extensively researched the best cell phone signal boosters available. In the end we settle on a couple of Wilson amplifiers because they worked best for a house in the woods, at the end of the road, next to the State Park, on an Island in Washington State. The Wilson system that we use can amplify existing 3G and 4G LTE signals. Best of all, it works both ways, so you can hear people they can hear you, and your texts and internet will actually work.  The system was easy to install (I made my husband to it) and it covers our entire house. No more standing out in the wind and rain to call my family. You can take a look here for the best 4g LTE signal booster.

Boosting cell signal strenght in rural areas

I can’t even begin to tell you how much this has improved our lives. Not only can my husband now do his work without the specter of dropped calls, but I can use the phone and the internet just like the rest of the world. We don’t have to worry about the signal being blocked by 50 foot trees and our hilly terrain, and, unless the electricity goes out (which happens a lot when you live on a very densely forested Island) our cell phone and internet is never interrupted. And the good news is that cell phone booster systems work in places where there aren’t any trees, so people on farms, surrounded by miles of empty plains can have cell phone and internet service as well.

I hope this helps give folks a little hope that their phone and internet reception can be improved.  If you live in a rural or remote area, the big cellular companies are not going to come and help. But for a small, one time investment, your life and your cell phone reception can be greatly improved.

The Best Cell Phone Signal Booster for Your Car

Buying the best cell phone booster for your car can ensure that you stay connected, regardless of where you may find yourself. It can also prevent you from being stranded next to the road, which can potentially be a dangerous situation. Apart from enabling you to make calls, the right cell phone signal booster for your car can also provide you with complete data connectivity, especially if you have a booster that supports 4G LTE signal.

Each cell phone signal booster consists of a few components that have to meet certain criteria to function optimally. Buying a car cell phone booster can potentially be a costly endeavor, so it is important to educate yourself on the subject. Today we will be discussing 9 different vehicle cell phone boosters to provide you with some insight and background knowledge. This will help you choose a unit that will meet all your connectivity needs when you are on the road.

Our Reviews

The weboost Connect RV 65

The Three Best Sellers

weBoost Connect RV 65

OURTOP PICK

The weboost Connect RV 65

Price : $$$

Awesome Amplifier For Your Car

weBoost Drive 4G-X RV

RUNNER UP

weBoost Drive 4G-X RV

Price : $$

Great Booster While Driving

WeBoost Drive 4G-X OTR

GOOD THIRTH

weboost Drive 4G-X OTR Truck booster for trucks review on vsenn

Price : $$

Special Booster For Trucks

WeBoost Connect RV 65

The Connect RV 65 is our number 1 choice for this list. If you like taking trips with your motorhome or recreational vehicle, this is the cell phone signal booster for you. This model specializes in providing the stationary vehicle with top of the range connectivity and signal quality. One of the features that make this product so great is the included telescoping pole. This closes the gap between the exterior antenna and the line of sight to the nearest cell phone tower. It gives your booster more signal to work with and, ultimately, enhances the amplified signal that the interior antenna provides to the interior of your parked RV or motorhome.

This signal amplifier from weboost supports most networks, including 3G and 4G LTE. This means that there will be optimal coverage for placing calls as well as data usage. It will also work with all carriers, so all your family and friends will be able to make use of the amplified signal at the same time.

Quick Summary

  • For Stationary Use Only
  • Works With All Cellular Devices
  • Increase strength up to 32x
The weboost Connect RV 65

Pros

  • Wireless signal broadcasting for multiple users
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Boosts 3G and 4G LTE signals
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    Features a telescoping pole to enhance input signal

​Cons

  • Only for use in a stationary vehicle

WeBoost Drive 4G-X OTR Truck

The Drive 4G-X OTR is specifically developed to cater to the needs of professional truck drivers. It can enhance signals from 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE signals by up to 32 times with improved sound quality to ensure that you are always sufficiently connected, no matter where you are. This signal boosting capabilities will enable you to make clear voice calls that are clear and free from disconnections. It will also improve your data connectivity.

The truck cell phone signal booster’s power supply can plug into your truck’s CLA, and if you want, you can also get an ignition power kit. This booster from weboost will work any phone, tablet, notebook, or data card, and you will be able to use it with any carrier, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk. Installing the booster to your truck and setting it up is incredibly easy and it will take almost no time.

Quick Summary

  • 3-WAY MOUNT INCLUDED IN KIT
  • For Trucks and big rv's
  • For Professional Truck Drivers
weboost Drive 4G-X OTR Truck booster for trucks review on vsenn

Pros

  • High-quality cell phone signal booster for trucks
  • Amplify outside signal by up to 32 times
  • Easy installations and setup
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    Can be used while stationary and moving

​Cons

  • Mounting hardware quality can be improved
  • Exterior antenna needs additional reinforcement

Weboost Drive 4G-X 470510

The Drive 4G-X is a versatile cell phone signal booster that you can use for a truck, RV, car, or any other vehicle. It enhances signals from 3G and 4G LTE networks and makes them available wirelessly to multiple users. It can be used with all devices and carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk.

This booster has a DC power supply that you can plug into your car’s lighter outlet and it has a low-profile interior antenna that covers the entire vehicle. The exterior antenna has a high-powered magnet that is wind resistant and that will pick up most weak input signals for amplification.

The cell phone signal amplifies these signals by up to 32 times and includes voice and text signals to ensure that all occupants are completely connected. If you are looking for a high-end cell phone signal booster for all your vehicles, you can’t go wrong with this one.

All of this makes it a great vehicle signal booster kit.

Quick Summary

  • Enhanced Voice & Data while driving
  • Works for everyone in one car
  • All US Cellular networks
Weboost Drive 4G-X 470510

Pros

  • Highly versatile cell phone signal booster
  • Can be used in any vehicle
  • Amplify cell phone signals by up to 32 times
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    Can be used in any location

​Cons

  • Unit’s temperature tends to increase
  • Not suitable for amplifying 2G signals

SureCall Fusion2Go 2.0

A more affordable version of the weboost Drive 4G-X, but with less appeal in terms of durability and ease of use. The Fusion2Go 2.0 boosts voice, text, 3G, and 4G LTE signals by up to 32 times and broadcast it wirelessly to the interior of your vehicle. This booster can be used on all types of vehicles and offers a comprehensive connectivity solution to all passengers, especially in terms of range and usability. It supports any device and carrier, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk.

Even though the Fusion2Go 2.0 is not on par with other units on this list, it’s by no means substandard, and you can be sure that all your connectivity needs will be met by this signal booster from booster from SureCall. This means that you will never have to experience the frustration of dropped or missed calls and your data speed will be as fast and reliable. 

Quick Summary

  • Affordable option
  • Better Data Coverage Across the US
  • Setup in minutes
SureCall Fusion2Go 2.0


Pros

  • Amplifies signals by up to 32 times
  • Battery life allows for extra talk time
  • Easy setup and installation
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    Compatible with most networks and all carriers

​Cons

  • Overall quality can be improved
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    Fixtures can be somewhat flimsy and ineffective

SolidRF MobileForce 4G

This is a nifty little device to boost cell phone signals for all passengers in your car and is compatible with all networks, including 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE. Every passenger with a mobile device can connect wirelessly to the interior antenna to get the benefit from the amplified cell phone signal as it is compatible with all carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk.

Installation is incredibly easy and only takes minutes. The exterior antenna has adjustable gain to ensure optimal input strength and, ultimately, to provide occupants with the highest quality signal possible. Data speeds are consistent and voice calls are clear and of the best quality.

Quick Summary

  • Most Popular Commercial Amplifier
  • Better Text, Data and voice
  • Building up to 25,000 sq ft
SolidRF MobileForce 4G

Pros

  • High-end cell signal booster for your car
  •  Easy to setup and install
  • Can be used for any type of vehicle
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    Increased battery life for additional 2 hours of talk time
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    Excellent for commercial buildings

​Cons

  • The quality of the cable connections is lacking
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    The unit may become hot in an enclosed space

WeBoost Drive Sleek

This is a high-quality cell signal booster for your car that you can use to boost your connectivity wherever you are. This vehicle cell phone booster differs somewhat from, say, the Wilson cell phone booster for a car since it doesn’t broadcast the amplified signal wirelessly. Instead, you have to connect your phone to a cradle to make use of the boosted signal. This means that multiple users can’t benefit from the signal boost.

This can be a drawback if you drive with passengers, but if you regularly drive alone through areas with low signal, this can be the most affordable option. This is a high-quality unit, and you’ll be sure to derive many years of value and connectivity from it. It works with all carriers and networks and installation is easy and quick.  This goes for the cell phone antenna for the car’s roof as well since it has a magnet that can easily be fitted.

Quick Summary

  • Very Affordable Booster Kit
  • Performance Guaranteed
  • All Networks
weBoost Drive Sleek 470135 for cars, trucks and rv's

Pros

  • High-quality cell phone booster for car
  • Easy installation and setup
  • Boost signal up to 32 times

​Cons

  • Only one device at a time
  • The device has to be connected

Phonetone 700Mhz

If you are using a Verizon carrier, this is the cell phone signal booster for your vehicle. It is compatible with all devices. It amplifies a 4G LTE signal and broadcasts the boosted signal via an interior antenna. To allow for effective use, ensure that your phone is switched to a frequency of 700mHz.

There are a few drawbacks when it comes to this particular unit. Firstly, if the occupants of the vehicle are not subscribed to Verizon or if they are switched to a 2G or 3G network, they will not be able to benefit from the enhanced connectivity that this booster has to offer.

Quick Summary

  • Covers up to 4 rooms in one building
  • Up to 3, 000 sq. Ft.
  • Extends battery life for all cellular devices
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Pros

  • Durable cell phone signal booster with a long lifespan
  • Easy installation and setup

​Cons

  • Only works with Verizon
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    Only boosts 4G LTE network signals
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    May not be able to accommodate multiple users

Dulcii Drive 3G

Just like the weboost Drive Sleek, the Drive 3G from Dulcii also features a cradle that provides a connectivity boost to a connected device only. It does, however, come with many appealing features that make it worth considering. Firstly, this is one of the most affordable models available today. It is easy to install and has a good overall quality.

Unfortunately, this cell signal booster is developed to boost only 3G network signals. If you want to use 4G LTE, this may not be the best cell phone booster for your car. If you just want something cheap to help you out during emergencies, the Drive 3G will work just fine.

Quick Summary

  • Limited Frequencies
  • Up to 5 bars extra signal

Dulcii Drive 3G

Pros

  • Plug-and-play installation
  • Easy to use
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    Affordable choice for emergencies

​Cons

  • Works only on one connected device
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    Only boosts 3G network signals

There are many mobile amplifiers available that you can use to boost a lacking signal up to establish a usable connection. You and your passengers’ needs should be central to your purchasing decision and you have to make sure that the booster will be able to fulfill all of them.

If you like going on trips in an RV or motor home, we recommend the weboost Connect RV 65. It is a trustworthy and durable automotive accessory that will enhance your experience and make sure that you are always connected. If you are looking for a cell phone signal booster that you can use in your city car, it is important that you spend some time to think about your daily needs.

The signal booster you buy will depend on if you regularly have passengers, how often to encounter low-connection zones, and what you are prepared to pay. If staying connected is important to you, a signal booster will always be worth its weight in gold.


The Best 4g LTE Signal Booster

The Best 4G LTE Signal Booster 4G Amplifiers to Buy in 2018

4G is the successor of 3G and is much more developed as a network. There are two types of 4G networks: Long Term Evolution (LTE) and High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA). Nowadays, almost all new smartphones support LTE, so chances are that it may be the only network

Despite the fact that many cellular service providers claim that they have a wide 4G coverage, you may sometimes find that your 4G signal is low and that you are in need of a signal boost. When choosing a 4G signal booster that is right for you, there are some things that you need to consider. You have to know where you will be using the signal booster. A 4G signal booster that you use in your office will have a different design from one that you use in your car, for example.

The cause of the low signal and number of users in an area also determines the type of signal booster that you should buy. Today we will be taking an in-depth look at the best 4G signal amplifiers that you can buy in 2018.

Review of 4G Signal Boosters

WeBoost Connect 4G-X 471104 Review

The Three Best Sellers

weBoost Connect 4G 471104

OUR PICK

WeBoost Connect 4G-X 471104 Review

Price : $$$

This is BY FAR The Best Amplifier available

WilsonPro Pro 70

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Price : $$$$

Awesome booster for large buildings

SureCall Fusion5s 

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Price : $$$

Comes with both an antenna and cable

WeBoost Connect 4G-X 471104

This 4G signal booster is filled to the brim with value and exciting features, making the best booster on our list. To start off, this 4G signal booster is compatible with all carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk. It can amplify a 4G signal to make it 32 times stronger, and then makes the amplified 4G signal available over a large indoor area of 7,500 square feet. 

Since this amplified signal can be accessed wirelessly by any device with any carrier, it means that all the occupants of a building can benefit from the boosted signal. Another awesome feature of this 4G signal booster is its patented automatic gain settings. This means that the exterior antenna picks up signal lowering conditions in the vicinity. It then makes changes to its gain to pick up the best signal possible.

Because this signal booster covers such a large indoor area, it is ideal for office buildings. This doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t use it in your home. This booster has an extended battery life that gives you 2 hours of additional talk time in low-signal zones.

Quick Summary

  • Enhances 4G LTE and 3G signals
  • Works With All Cellular Devices
  • For Even The Largests Of Homes
our top pick the WeBoost Connect 4G-X 471104

Pros

  • High-quality signal booster that eliminates dropped calls
  • Clear instructions for easy and quick installations
  • 4G signal amplification for large indoor areas
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    Faster connectivity for streaming, uploads, and downloads
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    Works with all mobile devices and national carriers

​Cons

  • Has some minor compatibility issues with iPhone

WeBoost Connect 4G 470103

Another top of the line 4G LTE cell phone signal booster for your home or office. Just like our top pick, this cell phone booster also amplifies a poor 4G signal by up to 32 times. The Connect 4G 470103’s boosted signal coverage area is 5,000 feet which is less than the top pick’s coverage area, but still large enough for an entire household or medium-sized office.

This particular 4G signal booster will work with most mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and data cards. It is also compatible with all carriers in the United States and Canada. This means that everybody inside the booster’s range will be able to receive the amplified signal, regardless of which service provider they use.

Setup and use are incredibly easy. With your booster, you’ll receive clear step-by-step instructions to ensure that installation is quick and effortless. Connecting a device is just as simple and be done within moments.

The signal’s amplification depends largely on the exterior signal that the antenna on the outside picks up. It is, therefore, important that this input signal is as strong as possible. Weboost has a patented automatic gain setting to optimize this signal, regardless of the signal-lowering conditions.

Quick Summary

  • Frustration Free Setup
  • Powers up your connect by 32x
  • Automatic Gain Settings
Weboost Connect 4G 470103

Pros

  • High-end 4G LTE signal booster for your home or office
  • Amplifies a poor signal by up to 32 times
  • Installation can be done in as quickly as 10 minutes
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    Allows for clear calls and enhanced data connectivity

​Cons

  • Requires a long distance between the interior and exterior antenna
  • Effectiveness may depend on your physical location

Weboost Drive 4G-X 470510

When it comes to connectivity accessories for your vehicle, nothing beats the Drive 4G-X 470510, also from weBoost. The design for this 4G signal booster is very similar to those of stationary 4G boosters, the difference being that the system components are simplified and geared towards giving you the best possible signal inside any vehicle, including sedans, RV’s and trucks.

This 4G signal booster can broadcast a wireless signal inside your car that is up to 32 times stronger than the exterior signal. This stronger signal can be picked up by the exterior antenna, amplified and by used by any mobile device and any carrier, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk. This means that the amplified signal is available to all passengers that may want to make phone calls or use their mobile data optimally.

Setup and installation take almost no time. The antennas are fitted to the roof of your car with a magnet and the rest of the installing that includes the interior antenna and booster itself is quick and basically only consists of connecting the components to one another. Instructions that are simple and easy to follow are included.

This 4G LTE antenna booster is suitable for any vehicle and will eliminate dropped calls and enhance data connectivity, regardless of how low the overhead signal is.

Quick Summary

  • Enhanced Voice & Data while driving
  • Works for everyone in one car
  • All US Cellular networks
Weboost Drive 4G-X 470510

Pros

  • High-quality LTE signal booster
  • Suitable for all types of vehicles
  • Extended battery power provides 2 hours of additional talk time
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    Broadcasts enhance signal wirelessly
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    Amplified signal can be picked up by any device and on any carrier

​Cons

  • The booster can get very hot inside enclosed space
  • Long vehicle installation can be challenging

SureCall Fusion5s

The Fusion 5s is a stationary cell phone booster for 4G LTE signals that can amplify weak signals in the area and broadcast them over a generous 6,000 square feet. This is 1,000 square feet more than the coverage of the Weboost Connect 4G 470103. The outside Yagi antenna picks up weak signals in the environment and sends it to the unit via an included coaxial cable that has a length of 75 feet.

The booster unit then amplifies this signal and sends it to the indoor panel antenna via the included indoor coaxial cable that has a length of 30 feet. The antenna then broadcasts the boosted signal to the area. Any mobile device within this 6,000 square feet range can pick up and use this stronger signal, regardless of the type of device and service provider or carrier.

Quick Summary

  • Independent frequency controller
  • Eliminates interference to cellular tower
  • Highest 4G data rate
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Pros

  • Wireless signal broadcasting that is compatible with all carriers
  • Excellent for office and home use
  • Excellent for office and home use
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    Easy and quick installation and setup

​Cons

  • Has some flaws with Sprint

WilsonPro Pro 70

This 4G LTE signal booster from WilsonPro is specifically developed to provide indoor 4G signal amplification to large buildings. This signal booster broadcasts enhanced signals to a massive indoor area of 25,00 square feet. This signal can be picked up by any mobile device, including smartphones, tablets, data cards, and Notebooks.

It is a Verizon 4G LTE signal booster but is also compatible with other carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. This means that every single mobile user in this area can connect wirelessly to the booster and receive the amplified signal. This will eliminate dropped calls and boost data connectivity across this entire area and boost overall productivity.

A signal in the area can be weakened by environmental aspects such as a long distance from the nearest tower or large objects in the area like mountains or buildings. The outside antenna has an adjustable gain to ensure that it can pick up the best signal possible to work with, regardless of the environmental difficulties. This will ensure optimal signal strength in the building.

This booster is ideal for industrial or commercial applications but will also work perfectly in your home.

Quick Summary

  • Most Popular Commercial Amplifier
  • Better Text, Data and voice
  • Building up to 25,000 sq ft
WilsonPro Pro 70

Pros

  • The amplified signal is boosted over an area of 25,000 square feet
  • Cell phone amplifier that supports 4G LTE signals
  • Perfect for office or industrial use
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    Can amplify a signal that is weakened by distance or large obstacles
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    Excellent for commercial buildings

​Cons

  • A bit expensive for private use

SureCall Flare Cell Phone Amplifier Booster Kit

High-quality 4G LTE antenna booster for those dead areas in your home. This cell phone signal booster amplifies weak environmental 4G signals and broadcasts them wirelessly over an indoor area of 2,500 square feet. The indoor panel antenna is integrated with the booster to form one attractive and stylish unit.

The boosted signal that is made available by the flare can be used by any mobile device and is compatible with all carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk. The exterior omnidirectional antenna has an adjustable gain to pick up any signal, regardless of how weak the signal is. This unit has an astonishing amplification power, and you may find that one bar is easily boosted to 5 bars in your home. 

This booster is perfect for home or small office use. Installation is quick and effortless, and you will receive clear setup instructions that are easy to follow.

Quick Summary

  • Covers up to 2 rooms in a single house
  • Increases data speeds of 4g devices
  • Depends on outdoor signal strength
SureCall Flare

Pros

  • High-end quality and attractive design
  • Perfect for home or office use
  • Exterior antenna features adjustable gain
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    High signal boosting power

​Cons

  • Coverage area can be bigger
  • Devices may be prone to switch to lower signal
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    Indoor strength relies on outdoor signal strength 

SureCall Fusion4Home Omni/Panel

This 4G cell phone signal booster from SureCall is also designed to boost a 4G LTE signal in one or two rooms of your home or office. It can reach a broadcast area of up to 3,000 square feet, depending on how strong the outside signal is. The outside signal is picked up by an omnidirectional antenna with an adjustable gain. This means that you will be able to pick any weak signal regardless of whether the signal is weakened by distance or large objects.

The Fushion4Home provides the boosted signal via a panel antenna that any device can pick up wirelessly. This means that the boosted signal is available to multiple mobile device users in this area. It is also available to all carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk. Ideal for eliminating dropped calls and enhancing data connectivity in your home.

It is a solid, high-quality unit that is backed by a 3-year warranty. If you need a regular 4G cell phone amplifier, the Fushion4Home will work perfectly.

Quick Summary

  • Covers up to 4 rooms in one building
  • Up to 3, 000 sq. Ft.
  • Extends battery life for all cellular devices
SureCall Fusion4Home Omni/Panel

Pros

  • High-quality and reliable cell phone booster
  • Consistent 4G signal amplification
  • Bi-directional connectivity with cell towers

​Cons

  • Not suitable for large buildings
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    The unit is somewhat expensive



There are a lot of different 4G LTE cell phone signal boosters and repeaters available. If you don’t have an in-depth knowledge of different types of networks and how the boosters work to enhance their signals, you may find it difficult to know which one to buy.

There are some things that the layperson can do to ensure that they get their hands on the best product possible. The first thing is to read reviews and get an idea of how other users experience the different models. Secondly, make sure that a booster can cover your weak signal areas completely.

If you have three or more rooms that receive a weak signal, you will be better off getting something that covers 6,000 square feet or more. For home or small office use, we recommend the WeBoost Connect 4G-X 471104. If you need a 4G cell phone signal booster for your car, consider the Weboost Drive 4G-X 470510. Both of these units are reputable and are well-known for their quality and 4G signal boosting abilities.


Cell Phone Signal Booster Reviews

The Best Cell Phone Signal Booster to Buy in 2018

There are many different types of cell phone signal boosters available today – each with its own pros, cons, and areas of specialization. When shopping for a cell phone signal booster, it is important to ensure that you buy one that will meet your needs. Today we will be looking at 9 different cell phone signal boosters that you can use in your car, office, and home. We will also look at the requirements for effective use in large buildings.

Use and versatility should not be your only considerations when choosing a cell phone signal booster. Quality, lifespan, and performance in terms of amplification and frequency coverage should also be taken into account. You can also choose between wireless and cradle boosters, low-gain and high gain antennas, as well as different installation features.

What you choose depends on the cell phone signal booster’s environment and application. These features also play a significant role in determining the price of a booster, which is something that you may want to keep in mind. The different key considerations and features will be discussed in detail below.

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The Three Best Sellers

weBoost Home 4G 470101

OUR PICK

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The Best Choice For Optimal Connectivity In Your House

SureCall Fusion 4home

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Will Automatically Switch Your Phone To A 4G Signal

HiBoost Home 4K Booster

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Price : $$$

Good Choice For Industrial Use In Large Buildings

weBoost Home 4G 470101

This cell phone signal booster from weBoost is the first choice for optimal connectivity in your home or office. It supports and multiplies voice and text signals as well as 4G LTE and 3G frequencies by up to 32 times. It also has a wireless signal boosting a range of up to 1,500 square feet. This means that you can amplify the signal for all devices within a large indoor area, making this ideal for an office environment.

Another great thing about this cell phone signal booster is its compatibility with many different carriers. These carriers include but are not limited to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, and U.S. Cellular. It can boost signals from all these carriers at the same time, benefitting everybody in the area.

In terms of signal boosting performance, this product really steps things up. It features automatic gain settings with a maximum signal gain of 60 decibels. Whether your connectivity issues are due to distance or obstacles like buildings or mountains, you can be sure that this cell phone signal booster will provide you with optimal signal amplification and connectivity, which means no more dropped calls or slow streaming.

Quick Summary

  • No More Dropped Calls - Not Ever
  • Works Smoothly With ALL US Carriers
  • Hassle Free Setup - Can Be Used in 10 minutes
We've reviewed weBoost Home 4G 470101

Coverage Area, Compatibility with U.S. Carriers and Kit Contents

This signal booster has a coverage of up to 1500 square feet. The exact coverage depends on the signal strength at the outdoor antenna location: the stronger this is, the further the signal is broadcasted. If the signal at the source is weak, the Home 4G device will boost the signal and you will have a stronger signal where there would otherwise be no signal or very weak signal.

The Home 4G (470101) signal booster can be used to amplify the signal of all US carriers, including: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, U.S. Cellular, Xfinity, Sprint and so on.

When you order the Home4G signal booster the package will contain the following parts: AC Power supply, an indoor desk top antenna, a weatherproof external panel antenna, required cables and installation hardware parts.

Pros

  • Provides high-quality signal amplification
  • Easy installation that can take as a little as 10 minutes
  • Longer battery life gives you 2 hours extra talk time
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    7-day support and 2-years warranty included
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    Can instantly increase signal from 1 to 4 or 5 bars, depending on your location

​Cons

  • Price is a bit high when compared to similar boosters

SureCall Fusion4Home Omni/Whip

High-end cell phone signal booster that provides you with wireless voice, text, and 4G signal amplification. The difference between the Fushion4Home and our top pick is that this one will switch your phone to a 4G LTE signal which can be a hassle if you only have 3G coverage.

With your Fushion4Home, you’ll receive the booster, an omni-direction outside antenna that connects to the booster with a 50ft coaxial cable that is also included. You also get an inside omnidirectional antenna that you have to connect directly to the booster. This antenna provides you with 200 square feet of indoor wireless signal boost coverage, roughly the size of two rooms. Multiple users, each with their own device and carrier can benefit from this signal amplification.

This cell phone signal booster’s overall quality and signal boosting performance are excellent and, like our top pick, is geared towards indoor use, for example in a home or office. Clear and simple installation instructions are included to eliminate frustration and save time. Although this unit has a long-lasting battery life, keep in mind that you won’t get the same amount of additional talk time as you would get with the weBoost Home 4G 470101.

Quick Summary

  • Reduces Missed calls and messages
  • Good for spaces up to 2,000 Sq feet
  • Works with all North American Carriers
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Coverage Area, Compatibility with U.S. Carriers and Kit Contents

This signal amplifier has a coverage of up to 2000 square feet. The Fusion for Home booster increases the signal strength for one or two rooms. After installation you’ll notice that the wireless data speed is faster on your mobile phone and other devices, and you’ll have lesser missed and dropped calls due to weak or no signal.

The SureCall Fusion4Home Omni/Whip signal booster can be used to amplify the signal of all North American carriers, including: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, U.S. Cellular, Xfinity, Sprint and so on.

When you order the Home4G signal booster the kit will contain the following parts: Fusion4Home booster, outdoor omni antenna, indoor whip antenna, RG-6 coax cable (50 ft), AC power supply and a setup manual.

Pros

  • Eliminates dropped calls and increases data speed sufficiently
  • Covers a large indoor area of 2000 square feet
  • Wireless indoor coverage supports multiple users and carriers
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    Setup and installation is easy and effortless

​Cons

  • Weak outdoor signals may require a directional Yagi antenna
  • Indoor strength depends on outdoor signal strength 

zBoost Antenna Booster

A solid cell phone signal booster that is designed with indoor use in mind. This booster is very similar to our runner-up, the SureCall Fusion4Home Omni/Whip. You also get 50 feet RG-6 coaxial cable that you connect to the omnidirectional outside antenna with a high-gain. This means that it has a gain of at least 5dBi – preferable when tower distance is the main cause of your weak signal. If you have a weak signal because of physical barriers like mountains, consider choosing a cell phone signal booster with a low gain of less than 5dBi.

This product boosts an entire range of signals, including voice, text, 3G, AT&T, and 4G LTE. The indoor antenna provides you with a whopping indoor amplification range of 5,500 square feet. This means that, similar to the boosters listed above, it will work for multiple users, regardless of device or carrier.

You may be forgiven for thinking that this booster should be at the top, due to the fact that it covers a larger area and a wider range of signals. It is important to remember, however, that you can only use this booster effectively in rural areas. In valleys, cities, or mountainous areas, the high-gain exterior antenna may not be able to boost a signal effectively.

Quick Summary

  • High performance amplifier for ATT
  • Up to 5,500 Sq feet
  • Can be used by multiple users
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Coverage Area, Compatibility with U.S. Carriers and Kit Contents

This signal amplifier has a coverage of up to 5.500 square feet. The zBoost Antenna Booster can be used to increase the signal strength for larger residential spaces that have reliable outside signal or for smaller spaces that have weaker outside signal.

The zBoost Antenna Booster can strengthen the signal of all devices that operate on CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, UMTS, HSPA, 3G, AT&T 4G LTE, EVDO. It will also work on devices with carriers that use AT&T network, such as Consumer Cellular, Straight Talk ad Cricket Wireless.

Eveything you need to setup the zBoost Antenna amplifier is included in the kit: signal booster base unit, indoor antenna and an external antenna, power supply, RG-6 coax cable (50ft), all mounting hardware and the Installation Manual & Instructions

Pros

  • Excellent for long-distance signal boosting
  • Easy and simple installation
  • Covers an indoor area of 5,500 square meters
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    Boosts almost all signals from all carriers

​Cons

  • Overall quality can be improved
  • High objects hamper its efficiency
  • The unit is somewhat expensive

HiBoost Home 4K Cell Phone Signal Booster

This LTE signal booster is aimed at industrial applications for example use in large buildings. The outside antenna gain is adjustable to accommodate weak signals due to obstructions as well as long distances. The indoor antenna provides wireless coverage of up to 4,000 square meters and can be used by up to 200 devices at a time, regardless of carrier. Compatible signals include voice, text, 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE bands. It boosts cellular data speed by to 50 times.

This booster from HiBoost does have some drawbacks in terms of lifespan and overall durability. When it comes to ensuring optimal telecommunications for your company, however, this is probably the best value available. This booster is easy and quick to install and use is made easy with an LCD screen that you can use for tuning. It also provides additional battery life which can be incredibly helpful when there is a power outage.

The Home 4K is not limited to commercial or industrial applications. It can perform just as well in your home, but if you don’t need to cover such a large area, we recommend that you consider the weBoost Home 4G 470101 instead. It is more affordable, has better quality, and the antennas also feature adjustable gain.

Quick Summary

  • Works for up to 100 users
  • Up to 4,000 Sq feet
  • Easy to use - comes with setup kit
HiBoost Home 4K Cell Phone Amplifier

Coverage Area, Compatibility with U.S. Carriers and Kit Contents

The HiBoost Home 4K Signal Booster can amplify the signal in a space of up to 4,000 square feet. This is comparable to 3-4 rooms in an apartment or office. If you wish to cover your space more effectively you can consider adding an additional indoor antenna. Any additional antennae and accessories are available from the manufacturer.

The HiBoost Signal Booster can be used to strengthen the cellular performance on iPhone, Samsung, Android and other phones and mobile devices irrespective of the cell phone service provider (At&T, Verizon, Comcast, T-Mobile, Sprint and so on).

Eveything you need to install the Booster is included in the kit: a base unit, one indoor antenna, one external antenna, two cables, plus the needed hardware to mount the booster.


Pros

  • The indoor antenna provides indoor coverage of 4,400 square feet
  • Can be used as a stationary booster in a large office building
  • Provides additional battery life
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    Can accommodate up to 100 users

​Cons

  • High price tag
  • Overall quality can be improved

SolidRF BuildingForce 4G K1

High-quality cell phone and gsm signal booster that is perfect for the home or small office. This signal booster picks up voice, text, 3G, and 4G LTE signals and boosts them over an outdoor area that can range from 800 – 6000 square feet, depending on the signal. The good news here is that the 4G K1 features automatic gain control to optimize the outside signal and maximize indoor coverage. The boost is wireless and can be used by multiple users at the same time, regardless of the carrier that they are using.

If you want crystal clear sound and maximum mobile phone data speeds, this is the cell phone signal booster for you. Dropped calls and slow connectivity will never be a problem again. This booster has some other factors that count in its favor. These include network overload protection, an increased battery life, allowing you 2 hours of additional talk time, as well as effortless installation.

This cell phone signal booster is the cream of the crop in terms of reliability and quality, and, as you may expect, it does come with a hefty price tag. What makes this decision even more difficult is the fact that the indoor coverage is not as large as some of the more affordable units in this list.

Quick Summary

  • Extends signal range while decreasing dropped calls
  • Can be used by multiple users simultaneously 
  • Integrated overload protection circuit
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Coverage Area, Compatibility with U.S. Carriers and Kit Contents

The SolidRF Building Force 4G K1 has a coverage area of 800 – 6,000 square feet. The exact coverage for your situation will depend on the strength of the outside signal: if the signal outside is weak, the booster can amplify the signal up to 800 sq. ft. When the outside signal is strong, the signal can cover a large office area of 6,000 square feet.

This signal booster can be used with all US and Canadian cell carriers. No matter the mobile network your phone or device operates on, with the SolidRF Building Force you will have improved inside cellular voice and data signal. This means reliable cell signal, more consistent data speeds and faster data downloads on your iPhone, Samsung or Android that operate on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile etc.

The installation kit contains everything you need to install and mount the signal booster.

Pros

  • High-quality and durable signal booster
  • Boost a wide range of signals
  • Compatible with all carrier
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    Battery life allows for an additional talk time
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    Features network overload protection

​Cons

  • Not the best value for money
  • Indoor coverage area can be too small

weBoost EQO 4G 474120

Another cell phone signal booster to improve voice, text, 3G, and 4G LTE signals in your living area. This booster is perfect if you are living in a small living unit like a flat or apartment. Since it has a high-quality design, its benefits and features are enough for simplistic and one-dimensional use. It can boost a signal up to 32 times in an area with a maximum size of 500 square feet.

This booster will boost signals from most carriers and is compatible with most devices, including smartphones, tablets, and notebooks. The EQO 4G 474120 is perfect for reducing dropped or missed calls and it will improve data speeds, video streaming, and downloads considerably, rendering it perfect for your home office.

If you have one room in your house that seems to always you one or two bars, or if you have a bachelors flat on the side of a mountain or next to a cluster of buildings, this booster will provide you with an effective and affordable solution. 

Quick Summary

  • Compatible with all US carriers such as  Verizon, AT&T, Sprint*, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk.
  • Strengthens your signal in minutes
  • Works for both 4G and 3G
for use in Home, Apartment or Condo

Coverage Area, Compatibility with U.S. Carriers and Kit Contents

If you are looking for an easy to install, nice looking signal booster for your small apartment or office, the weBoost EQO 4G 474120 Cell Phone Signal Booster will fit your needs. This ‘plug and play’ booster can be set up in second and covers a space of approximately 500 sq. ft. Since the signal amplifier does not require a roof mounted external antenna, it is the easiest and most hassle free manner to boost your signal.

The weBoost EQO 4G 474120 can be used with the networks of all US and Canadian carriers. This includes the following carriers, networks and frequencies: 

  • AT&T 2G, 3G, 4G HSPA+ & 4G LTE
  • Verizon 2G, 3G, 4G LTE & XLTE
  • Sprint 2G & 3G
  • T-Mobile 2G, 3G, 4G HSPA+ & 4G LTE
  • US Cellular 2G, 3G & 4G LTE
  • All other carriers using 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1900 MHz, and AWS 1700/2100 MHz frequencies

This weBoost EQO Kit has everything you need to get you started in minutes: the Booster Unit, a Coverage Unit, Window Antenna, 6 ft RG174 Cable, 25 ft RG174 Cable, AC Power Supply and an Installation manual to guide you through everything.

Pros

  • High-quality and durable cell phone signal booster with a long lifespan
  • Boosts a wide range of signals from multiple carriers
  • Installation and use is easy and effortless
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    An adjustable gain to derive maximum tower signals

​Cons

  • Covers an indoor area of only 500 square feet
  • Can't be used for large industrial areas

weBoost Drive Sleek 470135

So far, we have been looking at wireless cell phone signal boosters for home and office use. The weBoost Drive Sleek 470135, however, specializes in boosting your cell phone signal as you are driving.

This particular model differs from the other boosters in this list in some ways. Firstly, it boosts your cell phone signal by means of a cradle, rather than a wireless connection. This means that it only boosts one device at a time. At first, this may seem like a drawback, but keep in mind that this connection is rock-solid and that this type of cell phone booster is typically much more affordable.

The Drive Sleek 470135 can boost voice, text, G3, and G4 LTE signals up to 32 times the outside signal. Similar to stationary boosters, it also has an outside antenna that sticks to your roof with a powerful magnet that is guaranteed not to damage or scratch your car at all. This antenna can switch from high to low gain to find the best signal for boosting.

Quick Summary

  • Works while driving your car
  • Can boost the signal of one device
  • 2 year guarantee
weBoost Drive Sleek 470135 for cars, trucks and rv's

Coverage Area, Compatibility with U.S. Carriers and Kit Contents

The weBoost Drive Sleek 470135 Cell Phone Signal Booster is used to amplify the signal in your vehicle. It is an easy to use signal booster with a cradle design that fits any size phone or mobile device. The signal of your phone - and any other device you put in - will be boosted as it sits in the cradle. The booster can also be used in other cars since the installation is not permanent and can be easily moved to another car.

The weBoost Drive Sleek is compatible with all US network providers, such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, T-Mobile.

The kit for the weBoost Drive Sleek comes with all the necessary parts to install the device: the drive sleek cradle base unit, a signal amplifier, an external antenna and a DC power supply.

Pros

  • Compatible with most carriers
  • Can be installed within minutes
  • Can be used in cars, trucks and RV's
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    Available at an affordable price

​Cons

  • Can only boost the signal for one device at a time

SmoothTalker Mobile X1

The Mobile X1 is designed for traveling, but only vehicles with a 120 Volt power outlet like motorhomes or recreational vehicles. Even though this is a mobile booster that is designed for in-vehicle use, it comes with an indoor wireless connection that is strong enough to boost voice, text, 3G and 4G LTE signals for multiple devices inside the vehicle.

This mobile cell phone signal booster is compatible with most carriers and can be a lifesaver when you run into issues while driving on a deserted road. The outside antenna comes with a long extension cable that can reach a total of 38 meters. This ensures easy and optimal installation.

Is the Mobile X1 better than the Drive Sleek from weBoost? It depends on your needs. For RV’s with many occupants, the Mobile X1 may be better. If you mostly drive alone in your city car, the Drive Sleek may provide you with better value for money. There is another alternative than both of these signal boosters, however, and it is the weBoost Drive 4G-M. This is the last cell phone signal booster review on our list. Keep reading to learn more.

Quick Summary

  • Boosts 4G LTE and 3G signals on Band 5 (850Mhz) and Band 2 (1900Mhz)
  • Improves calls for all devices and carriers
  • Ideal for remote locations
review of SmoothTalker Mobile X1

Coverage Area, Compatibility with U.S. Carriers and Kit Contents

The Smoothtalker Mobile X1 50dB High Power RV is an extreme power wireless multi-user vehicle booster. The exact coverage area of the booster will depend on the outside signal: if the outside signal level is 5 bars, the internal coverage area is 60ft. from the inside antenna. When the signal outside is 1 bar the maximum distance from the inside antenna can be 5ft to boost the signal.

This wireless signal booster can be used in any vehicle: your car, truck, Boat, work trailers or motor home. It will boost 4G LTE and 3G signals on Band 2 and 5 (1900Mhz and 850Mhz).

The installation kit comes with a weather proof antenna, mounting bracket and a quad shield cable. The cable length is18 feet with an additional 20 ft extension cable.

Pros

  • Specifically designed for vehicles with 120 Volt outlets
  • Wireless connection, allowing for use by multiple devices
  • Easy to install to your RV
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    High-quality product with a long lifespan

​Cons

  • Not compatible with city cars
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    Not a versatile cell phone signal booster

weBoost Drive 4G-M

The Drive 4G-M provide you with the best of both worlds when it comes to vehicular cell phone signal boosting. The easy to install signal booster boost the exterior signal by up to 32 times. This signal can include voice, text, 3G, and 4G LTE. Whether you need to enhance the speed of your mobile phone data or eliminate dropped calls within the car, the Drive 4G-M will do the job.

It also provides an interior wireless connection that can be used by all the occupants of the vehicle.  Since it doesn’t require a 120 Volt outlet, it can be used for any road vehicle. This signal booster is compatible with most carriers, and is a must-have accessory for your vehicle, especially if you are driving long distance.

Quick Summary

  • Multiple users in the same car can use it
  • Better voice and data when driving
  • Do it yourself installation
weBoost Drive 4G-M Review on Vsenn

Coverage Area, Compatibility with U.S. Carriers and Kit Contents

The weBoost Drive 4G-M 470108 is a popular vehicle cell phone signal booster. Especially when you’re traveling to remote area’s. The signal booster can amplify your signal with 2-3 bars and data speed from 1 to 3G or 4G. The booster will work for every device in the vehicle (e.g. car, truck, boat or motorhome).

As long as your device is using a US wireless network (Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, T-Mobile, Sprint etc.) the weBoost Drive 4G-M will amplify the signal of your device to get better voice and data.

This specific booster Kit comes with an inside antenna, magnetic outside antenna, and power supply. The included guide for setup contains all the instructions to easily install the signal booster in your vehicle.

Pros

  • High-quality and versatile cell phone signal booster
  • Easy and quick to install
  • Longer battery life for 2 additional hours of talk time
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    Wireless connection for multiple devices

​Cons

  • Signal strength inside the vehicle can be volatile at times
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    Not a versatile cell phone signal booster

To find out what is the best cell phone signal booster is not as simple as it may seem. Each one has its own pros and cons, but by doing a cell phone signal strength comparison and reading cell phone signal booster reviews can take you a long way towards finding a product that is perfect for your needs.

If you need a cell phone signal booster for your office or home, we found that our top pick, the weBoost Home 4G 470101 is the best. It covers a big area and brings a lot to the table in terms of quality and value for money. If you want to boost signals within a large office building, the HiBoost Home 4K would be the best one to consider because of the large indoor area coverage and its ability to accommodate 100 users.

For boosting cell phone signals in your car, the weBoost Drive 4G-M outperforms both the Sleek Drive and Mobile X1, especially when it comes to practicality.


Straight Talk MMS Not working

If you are having trouble with getting Straight Talk to send or receive photos, you are one of many users who is having the same issue. Fear not, as there are a number of reasons for this issue to arise, however, there are also many ways to fix this problem! Numerous people have had trouble getting their MMS to work, see below for multiple troubleshooting guides that could assist you with this problem.

There are many reasons as to why your Straight Talk phone won’t download, receive, or send picture messages. Sometimes the fix is as simple as ensuring your Cellular Data Network settings are set up correctly. Once your new Straight Talk SIM is inserted, shut down your phone completely and turn it back on so the phone can recognize the new SIM. Usually when the SIM is inserted, your phone should recognize the new APN settings. This could also solve any Straight Talk MMS Problems.

How to get mms to work on Straight Talk

Send pictures

Go into your Settings > General > Cellular > Cellular Data Network and ensure the SIM is recognized and move forward with the directions below.

If your data settings are correct, perhaps the main reason for this problem is related to the MMS setting setup. You may have the incorrect MMS Proxy, Port, MMSC or it could be as simple as being the wrong configuration or APN. To ensure you have the right settings in place see below.

In order to update your Straight Talk APN settings find the correct screen on your phone by following the steps below.

Settings > Wireless Connections > More> Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

After you reach the Access Point Settings, from here, you need to ensure each setting matches the below values:

  • Name: STRAIGHT_TALK
  • APN: wap.tracfone
  • Proxy: 216. 155. 165. 40
  • Port: 8080
  • MMSC: http://mms.tracfone
  • MMS Proxy: 215. 155. 165. 40
  • MMS Port: 8080
  • MCC: 310
  • MNC: 410

Once you’ve entered the correct values, be sure to double check each value again, even one number could throw off the whole process. Turn your phone off and on again to ensure the values have loaded. Downloading and sending picture messages should work by now.

Alternative MMS settings for Straight Talk

Sending Pictures With phone

If Straight Talk MMS is still giving you problems, perhaps the setting values below will do the trick!

  •  Name: STRAIGHT_TALK
  • APN: att.mvno
  • Port: 80
  • MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
  • MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33
  • MMS Port: 80
  • MCC: 310
  • MNC: 410

If you find that even the settings above don’t allow you to receive or send pictures with Straight Talk, it may be time to verify your SIM. This means, if you’ve recently updated to a different phone, especially with an LTE Phone, the settings may take time to be replicated and transfer over to your new phone. In this case, patience is your virtue, simply wait a day or two for them to transfer over. If you are using an older version of your SIM with a newer phone, perhaps an update is needed to allow the updates to align with your new phone.

Customer Service

Last but not least, if you’ve tried all of the trouble shooting guides above to no avail, perhaps try downloading the GO SMS Pro APP. Many people claim to have had their MMS Straight Talk problems solved with this simple app. It’s free to download and it gives you tons of extra features! You can always visit StraightTalk.com for in-depth details for your issue. If you need proper assistance, view our article on Straight Talk Customer Service here.

 

Straight Talk Customer Service

Straight Talk Customer Service and Digital Assistance

How to Contact Straight Talk

Straight Talk’s mobile service is among the most advanced services on the market. Your everyday brand name mobile companies such as Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon all run and house their own network towers all over the country and world. Straight Talk doesn’t have its own network, it is known as a mobile virtual network operator or MVNO. This essentially means it buys the rights to use other carrier’s cell towers for connection, which never actually lessens the data coverage. This may sound odd, and unconventional, however, it provides a service that many people find to be among the best for a price that is incomparable to other carriers.

How Do I Contact Straight Talk’s Customer Service?

Because this mobile service is unlike any other on the market, it could be easy to jump to the conclusion that their customer service doesn’t compare to others, this is incorrect. Straight Talk’s customer care is incredibly attentive and caring. For assistance about anything related to Straight Talk, whether it’s questions, concerns or more information, be sure to call 1-877-430-CELL or 1-877-430-2355.

If you are a Straight Talk existing customer, be sure to have all needed information at your fingertips to provide to the operator. You will likely be asked for your Straight Talk MEID DEC/ Serial Number and of course, your Straight Talk mobile number. Straight Talk customer care is not a 24-hour service, if you’re looking to speak to a representative right away, be sure you are calling between 8 AM- 11:45 PM (EST), 7 days a week, which is a great amount of time for contact!

If you are looking for Straight Talk’s technical support or Straight Talk’s help with your APN settings, do not worry, all of these concerns can be answered at the phone number listed above. When your call is answered, you will be directed to a machine, this is so they can direct you to the right person to speak to as soon as possible. If you are looking to speak to a representative right away, simply dial the number above, then click the number 4, then 4 again after the second menu, this should get you to speak to a real person easily.

If you’re looking for Straight Talk help with APN settings, it can be as simple as looking for your answers online. Many of us prefer to find our own answers as opposed to getting them via chatting with someone on the phone. If you have an unusual situation and are looking to reset your APN settings and see if it fixes your current problem, simply follow the steps below!

 

Reset your Straight Talk APN Settings

  1. Click on Settings, which can be found under your Applications Tab
  2. Find a button called Wireless & Networks or Wireless Controls
  3. Click on Mobile Networks
  4. Click on Access Point Names
  5. Select Reset to Default under the Menu Icon
  6. You’re all set!

If you’d like to update your APN Configurations in according to the phone and carrier you have now, you can find your specific values on our Straight Talk Data Settings page. Facing Straight Talk MMS Problems? We’ve posted a guide for that as well.

If you are still having trouble with your APN settings, give Straight Talk a call at 1-877-430-CELL (2355) or if you’re looking for Straight Talk’s 800 number, please call 1-800-299-7784. Straight Talk is always happy to assist you with your troubles and the repairs may be much easier than you may be expecting.

 

How To Unlock Straight Talk Phone

Should your Phone be Unlocked for Straight Talk?

Straight Talk is an easy to use month-to-month wireless phone service that can be purchased at your local Walmart and other retailers who work with TracFone. This phone service has grown wildly in popularity in recent years because of Straight Talk’s bring your own phone program (BYOP). Straight Talk’s phone service is the perfect service for those customers who are looking for a service that offers a contract-free data and voice service and is prepaid. This allows consumers the freedom to choose exactly how much they’d like to spend on data consumption.

What is Straight Talk’s BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone)?

Straight Talk offers cell phones that come locked. Your phone will be locked through them, as the carrier, they will unlock it for you if you should request it after the first 12 months of month-to-month use. If you should decide after the 12-month use of Straight Talk as your data and messaging service, you are free to roam to any other carrier you true.

Unlocking Straight Talk Phones

How Do I Switch My Phone to Straight Talk?

There are essentially two different forms of carriers, one who is (GSM) or global system or (CDMA) or code division multiple access. There are carriers who are in one form and don’t typically cross over into the other because they will/not accept phones that have been unlocked. If you’re wondering how to unlock your Verizon phone for Straight Talk, this is typically done with ease, find a step by step guide for Verizon LTE APN Settings here. If you had a previously unlocked phone, there is a high chance a carrier like Verizon or Sprint may turn you away from using that phone for their data, voice, or message services.

If you acquire a phone from Straight talk and decide after a year you’d like to switch to a contracted service provider, it may be best to switch to other carriers aside from Verizon, such as T-Mobile or AT&T.

How Can I Unlock My Phone? With Straight Talk and Other Carriers?




There are easy routes to unlock Verizon phones to be used with any other carriers. The only prerequisite for this action is to ensure your phone is completely paid off and the device must not be reported lost or stolen. If you give Verizon or Sprint a call, they will likely give you a step by step guide to unlock your phone if you wish to go overseas or would like to switch to another carrier. Verizon will always unlock your phone at your request if you are active military. If you have an unlocked phone please update to the Straight Talk APN Settings. We’ve published a comprehensive guide how to do this. If you face issues with sending or receiving MMS messages please read our article for possible solutions.

If you’ve purchased an Android phone from Straight Talk, as of March 2017, Straight Talk has updated it’s unlocking conditions, but can still be done if you wish to move to another carrier. It’s as simple as calling Straight Talk’s customer service during normal business hours and obtaining an unlock code. Once you replace the Straight Talk SIM with your new carrier’s SIM, you should power off and on your phone. Next, enter your unlock code and you should be set!

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