Weboost Reach Cell Phone Signal Booster

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I just picked up one of these Weboost Reach cell phone boosters today. I need it like I need a hole in my head. It's their newest model. Got it cause my cell phone signal is spotty around our area. I have an AT&T iPhone X for personal use and an iPhone 6S for work through Verizon. Both have 1 bars in our area.

Surprisingly I hooked this Weboost on I could see the bars jump from 1 to 4 bars. Internet was faster in my quick speed test and the signal was better. We'll see how it works out on trips. Kids should appreciate it. Hopefully no more buffering on videos lol.

This is with Weboost Reach on. Notice 4 bars.

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This is with Weboost Off. Notice the bar dropped down to 1 bar.

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Installed it by the passenger foot well because antenna not really long enough. But this is ok cause then I can see status light when I need to.

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This in the inside antenna, which I place right behind my phone cradle. Instructions say it could be 1-2 feet away from phone.

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I watched some YouTube videos comparing this new model with their previous model and consensus is that this one is faster. If you already have the previous model then their recommendation is that it is not worth the upgrade for minimal gains. But since this is my first cell phone booster, I am happy with what I see so far.
 
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Here are the signal strength numbers as well. I have an iPhone X and there isn't an app for this at least none that I could find.

With the Weboost Reach powered on the 'rsrp0' is -92 and was fluctuating in the low -80's, which is good!

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With the Weboost Reach powered off the 'rsrp0' is -119

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Good info on what is good cell phone signal strength - How to Read Cell Phone Signal Strength The Right Way
 
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I too picked one of these up last week for the offroad camper. Coincidentally, yesterday we had a Comcast internet outage at the house while I was working from home and the tmobile network was either bogged down or something went array with their service as well. So I walked out into the garage, turned on the weboost reach power, sat my iphone there and turned on hotspot and bam, I now had internet down in my office. When I needed to make calls, I just went out to the garage and talked on the phone. Worked well even with the camper in the garage.
 
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I too picked one of these up last week for the offroad camper. Coincidentally, yesterday we had a Comcast internet outage at the house while I was working from home and the tmobile network was either bogged down or something went array with their service as well. So I walked out into the garage, turned on the weboost reach power, sat my iphone there and turned on hotspot and bam, I now had internet down in my office. When I needed to make calls, I just went out to the garage and talked on the phone. Worked well even with the camper in the garage.
Awesome that reminds me I should test my hotspot as well. That’s awesome you were able to use your Weboost outside your rig.
 

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I tested the speed while I was stuck in traffic on the way to work. This time big difference is speed.

On AT&T’s 5Ge which is another LTE name. Weboost on.

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With Weboost off.

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Nice write up. I've been staring at these for a bit. Couldn't find anyone who actually tested it other than "Yeah, It works".
I didn't see it but, did you run an external antenna?
Edit: Followed the link and it showed a small mag mount antenna. There's another more permanent one I was eyeing on the Wilson site.
 

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Here are the signal strength numbers as well. I have an iPhone X and there isn't an app for this at least none that I could find.

With the Weboost Reach powered on the 'rsrp0' is -92 and was fluctuating in the low -80's, which is good!

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With the Weboost Reach powered off the 'rsrp0' is -119

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Good info on what is good cell phone signal strength - How to Read Cell Phone Signal Strength The Right Way
I have a 2003 Silverado. Your Dash looks the same in the photo as mine. I'm interested in the phone cradle, and especially the bracket into the dash. Saves a vent for full flow air, rather than a vent mount. Summer here in Southern Nevada is no joke 120-130 when you get in, hi 90's with A/C in the truck unless you roll for a bit. THX, i'm afraid to ask, but my guess is your kit is close to $500. If i could use it as a business expense, I could justify it. Also if I was still on the road for job stuff out in low cell service areas.
 

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I have a 2003 Silverado. Your Dash looks the same in the photo as mine. I'm interested in the phone cradle, and especially the bracket into the dash. Saves a vent for full flow air, rather than a vent mount. Summer here in Southern Nevada is no joke 120-130 when you get in, hi 90's with A/C in the truck unless you roll for a bit. THX, i'm afraid to ask, but my guess is your kit is close to $500. If i could use it as a business expense, I could justify it. Also if I was still on the road for job stuff out in low cell service areas.
Hi Jerold,

Here are the 3 components of the cell phone holder. When I first discovered it I was so excited. I understand what you mean about the heat. I want all my vents.

Mount. No drilling required. Uses existing holes behind bezel.


Then you need the adapter to connect to mount.


Then lastly you need the phone mount to connect to the adapter.


Yes the Weboost was $499. I will write off business expense as I am on the road weekly for work.
 
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