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groundhogy

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Posted: 07/12/18 08:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wilson 811200

This seems to be the only one I see so far that supports both bands and BONUS...
it runs off 12 vdc. The wall wart converts 120 vac to 12 vdc.

So you can wire it to your 12 vdc system if you need cell boost in the woods.

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Posted: 07/12/18 09:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

from wilson
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Direct Connection amplifiers require that your cell phone or data card be directly wired to the amplifier, via a phone specific adapter (sold separately),



try this Instead
for voice and 2G/3G data try this $99
weBoost car cellphone cradle

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for 4G data on phone or hotspot this one $199
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Both come with 12v to 5v power supplies and cords
amplifiers are actually 5v

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Interesting...
So you stick your phone in the cradle and the cradle couples the boosted signal to the cell phone?

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Please be aware that 3G is now on the endangered species list. For example Orlando FL to Tallahassee FL has no 3G.

There is no 3G left in Canada at all. The last Province to support it was Manitoba, but since their change in Government, Manitoba sold their crown corporation (I think to Bell).


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Thanks... so I think back to a general antenna-amp-antenna configuration.

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Posted: 07/13/18 10:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

yes the cradle is the inside antenna
if you only want voice/phone calls
the $99 model will be enough
if you want internet
you should get the $199 model
the cradle models have virtually no oscillation problem
designed for a vehicle car/truck
the separation between them is even greater when used in an RV

i used a cradle model for 6yrs
just upgraded to larger more expensive more permanent model last month

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I have the Weboost(Wilson) Sleek. I also have the larger booster. Might be the Pro Mobile 4G X or something like that. I paid $350 for the bigger booster. Current pricing is around $450. For most people the Sleek is enough. Expect upto 18db signal strength increase with the Sleek for a single device. The bigger booster can do upto 35db signal increase with 4 devices at the same time. The bigger booster has an in vehicle antenna. Proximity is the key. The further away your device from the internal antenna the less increase available. In my towrig and offroad Jeep I have the internal antenna next to the phone mounts for maximum signal.

Phone boosters are not magic. Some areas Verizon (cdma) works better. Other areas best for AT&T (gsm).

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Wcjeep....

Now that you mention, that makes sense. The further you are from the inside antenna, your signal boost (total system gain) decreases. So if you have a very difficult location, you might need to hold your cell phone right up to the internal antenna. lol. Guess its like running up the street to take a phone call.
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Are there any reccomendations for individual antennas?
ie...
A nice directional outdoor antenna.
A nice inside antenna.
A big pole that I can make go up and down and mout to the RV or with guy wires.

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I have an older wilson 4G booster the higher powered one. It does an admirable job when we are way away from normal cell coverage. coupled with a Yagi directional antenna it generally gives me at least phone coverage.

When I can't get any signal, out comes the garmin inreach and I can get two way messaging anywhere in the world using the iridium sat system.


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