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Old 05-24-2017, 02:22 PM   #1
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Cell Phone Range Amplification

I have seen Cell Signal Amplification units for sale. Looking for experience with these boosters. One advertised in Camping World is WEBOOST RV 4G CELLULAR SIGNAL BOOSTER #86239
Rather expensive unless they really do perform well. Any experience or comments out there.
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Here is a google search using the search box in the upper part of the forum - this will give you some reading until you get more answers.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Cell...=12&gws_rd=ssl
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:47 PM   #3
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Google "Outside our bubble ". This guy explains via u-tube how to set up a repeater for less than $100. The equipment is made by Ubiquity. It is NOT plug -n-play but I did it with very little computer savvy. I watched the video numerous times, took notes and had to reset it twice.
In the end it works great!
I just switched location (Tucson to NC) and was able to switch to a new wifi easily.
Message me if you have questions.
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I am referring to WiFi.
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Google "Outside our bubble ". This guy explains via u-tube how to set up a repeater for less than $100. The equipment is made by Ubiquity. It is NOT plug -n-play but I did it with very little computer savvy. I watched the video numerous times, took notes and had to reset it twice.
In the end it works great!
I just switched location (Tucson to NC) and was able to switch to a new wifi easily.
Message me if you have questions.
Just so nobody gets confused, WiFi and cellular data are two different creatures. A WiFi booster will do nothing for cellular 4G.
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I bought a Zboost from Amazon with a dual antenna arry, one for data, one for voice.

https://www.amazon.com/zBoost-ZB545-...signal+booster

https://www.amazon.com/zBoost-YX021-...5%3A2470955011
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I bought a Zboost from Amazon with a dual antenna arry, one for data, one for voice.

https://www.amazon.com/zBoost-ZB545-...signal+booster

https://www.amazon.com/zBoost-YX021-...5%3A2470955011
This is only 3g coverage. That will make the data slow.
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I know this is expensive, but I have this one at home and it does a great job. Without it, I only have 1 bar and no data. With it, I have 4 bars and broadband speed 30Mb sec.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00RH...+booster&psc=1
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Maximum Signal Amplifier systems - RV-Dreams Community Forum

After many other amps over the years I have found the Maximum amp work great. Not cheap but sure works well and worth the money.
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We had an older (3g only?) version of the Z-boost with a directional antenna at the house at the family farm a few years back it was 7 miles to the nearest cell tower in one direction, and 7.5 the other so that without the booster cell reception was very spotty. (if you stood in the right part of the yard you could maybe get a signal) Overall it did work, but one had to be within about 25-30 feet of the base station for it to work, still it was better than no cell service, but it meant leaving your phone on the table near the unit, not even whole house coverage.
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