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gemsworld

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Posted: 02/18/21 08:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone purchased an inexpensive cell boosting kit that are sold on Ebay? If so, are they any good, or they are just worthless junk? There are several of them ranging in price from $100 to $200.

weBoost (made by Wilson Antenna) offers a kit for $500 that has mostly good reviews but I can't justify the cost for the very few times we may need to use it, hence why I'm looking to get something cheaper.

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Cell Phone Signal Booster



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.... I’m on about my 6th WeBoost ( currently have 1 in our TC, 1 in our Truck, 1 in our house ) .... I tried a “cheap” cell booster ONCE; won’t do that again.....

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You are rolling the dice buying electronics from eBay chinese suppliers. I bought this unit off Amazon
where you can at least return something. It seems to give about one to two bars of signal boost. Tho I have not done a quantitative test yet. We had visible/Verizon signals everywhere this last summer except one spot. That was in 21 states and 32 camp spots.


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Who's your provider?

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2oldman wrote:

Who's your provider?

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You may consider switching to Verizon and not have a need for a booster.

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agesilaus wrote:

You are rolling the dice buying electronics from eBay chinese suppliers. I bought this unit off Amazon
where you can at least return something. It seems to give about one to two bars of signal boost. Tho I have not done a quantitative test yet. We had visible/Verizon signals everywhere this last summer except one spot. That was in 21 states and 32 camp spots.


I'm also considering this unit. I like the fact it comes with an external omni-directional antenna. Based on what I've read, experts recommend using omni-directional antennas for RVs since they don't require taking the time to aim the antenna.

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2oldman wrote:

You may consider switching to Verizon and not have a need for a booster.


Yeash T Mobile has the worst coverage out west. Verizon is the best followed by ATT

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gemsworld wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

You are rolling the dice buying electronics from eBay chinese suppliers. I bought this unit off Amazon
where you can at least return something. It seems to give about one to two bars of signal boost. Tho I have not done a quantitative test yet. We had visible/Verizon signals everywhere this last summer except one spot. That was in 21 states and 32 camp spots.


I'm also considering this unit. I like the fact it comes with an external omni-directional antenna. Based on what I've read, experts recommend using omni-directional antennas for RVs since they don't require taking the time to aim the antenna.


We bought a painter pole that extends to 20 feet for$35 from Lowes. Putting the antenna up higher can get a signal when you have none or a weak signal. I could put a directional antenna on that but like you I am holding off on that. We did not have the pole last summer tho the antenna is on the top of our ladder, about 10 feet up.

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agesilaus wrote:

gemsworld wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

You are rolling the dice buying electronics from eBay chinese suppliers. I bought this unit off Amazon
where you can at least return something. It seems to give about one to two bars of signal boost. Tho I have not done a quantitative test yet. We had visible/Verizon signals everywhere this last summer except one spot. That was in 21 states and 32 camp spots.


I'm also considering this unit. I like the fact it comes with an external omni-directional antenna. Based on what I've read, experts recommend using omni-directional antennas for RVs since they don't require taking the time to aim the antenna.


We bought a painter pole that extends to 20 feet for$35 from Lowes. Putting the antenna up higher can get a signal when you have none or a weak signal. I could put a directional antenna on that but like you I am holding off on that. We did not have the pole last summer tho the antenna is on the top of our ladder, about 10 feet up.

I'm also planning to get a telescoping pole.

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