Alaska has great cell phone service, considering it’s size and geography. There’s also no shortage of dead zones. Both of us work from home/motorhome and having voice and data service is crucial! This is why we decided to install a mobile signal booster.
3g signal boosters have been available for a while. In the spring of 2014, Wilson Electronics released the first mobile 4g signal booster. Aside from being compatible with the latest phones it also boosts signals on 3g and 2g devices.
It was worth the wait! We’ve been very happy with the improved signal and coverage area.
What I wanted from the installation.
- Ease of use, push a button and turn it on.
- Not having to set it up every time.
- To work when driving, not only when camping.
- I did not want to drill holes in the motorhome.
- Not to be permanently installed.
There’s a few requirements for the booster to work properly.
- It has to have a ground plane to work properly.
- 12v cigarette socket for power.
- Proper spacing between the amplifier and antennas.
In closing, the 2′ interior radius sounds like it’s difficult to work with but when you use a Bluetooth headset or wifi hotspot it’s not that big of a deal. Overall we’ve been very happy with this booster. It’s opening up a whole other part of Alaska where we can go workamping! I would recommend it for any one who recreates or travels in low service areas.
I hope you found this information useful and helpful. If you’ve installed a signal booster in your rig we would love to hear about your experience!