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Jim Rossman: How can you boost a poor cell signal?


Published in Science & Technology News

I got this question from a reader recently: "I would like to know if you have any suggestions for boosting cellphone reception inside your home. There are areas in my house that drop my calls. It gets very frustrating."

This is a good question.

One method she could try is to switch to a different cell carrier that might cover her home with a better signal. But that may not be an ideal solution, since we sometimes choose a carrier based on other factors like bundling TV and Internet with cell service.

The other option is to try to improve the signal no matter which carrier you use.

The most important factor in signal boosting is you can't boost a signal if it's not getting to your house.

If you can't stand outside your home and get a signal, then there's no use in trying a booster.


Most people look for a booster when they can get reception outside, but the signal dies inside their home.

Another good reason to try a cell booster is if you get a good cell signal in one area of your house but lose it as you walk around the house or if your calls drop in specific rooms.

The best boosters are made by Wilson Electronics.

It has two divisions: Wilson Pro for commercial installations and WeBoost for consumer installations.


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