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What are the Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Cars, Trucks, RVs & Other Vehicles?

on 19th Oct 2017

Remember back in the olden days when we set off on holiday road trips and we didn’t have a cell phone?

If we were to break down on the side of the road, it would be a total nightmare trying to get to the next town for assistance. The situation ignited the imagination of horror film makers who capitalized on our inherent fear of being stranded in the middle of nowhere. Famous horror movies like “Dead End”, “Wolf Creek”, “Jeepers Creepers”, “Breakdown” and “The Hills Have Eyes” played on these fears and is probably why cell phones were invented in the first place! 

No one wants to get stuck in a bad situation without access to a phone.

Breaking Down in A Secluded Spot 

These days we have cell phones to use in our vehicles, but we don’t always have connectivity. The old primal terror of being stuck on a dark, lonely road without being able to call for help, terrifies us. 

Thank goodness for the cell phone booster!!

We might hit the highway on a business trip, heading out into a rural area to visit a client, and as we get further away from the city we could start to experience a weaker signal and sometimes complete signal loss. The panic can start to rise as we imagine a man with a mask and a chainsaw strolling across the road. Our loss of signal is coming from our distance to the nearest cell tower and/or all of the obstructions between your phone antenna and the cell tower. Your car’s materials, like glass and metal, could interfere with getting a good signal. 

When you are out in a remote area, the most likely culprit of poor reception is that you are far away from the source of the signal. Perhaps the obstruction from the surrounding mountains, hills or forests are getting in the way. But fortunately, you have some protection against the irrational horror film motifs - a powerful cell phone booster. 

Let me not give away the plot too early…

When You Need to Warn the World of the Next Zombie Apocalypse

In the city you are also not safe from horror movie fantasies in your head. Connectivity can suddenly disappear right when you are entering an unknown area and your GPS stops working. 

Suddenly you are lost in a dodgy area, your fuel gauge is low and you start to imagine the worst. 

Driving in urban areas means there are more people using the signal from the cell towers and you are competing with thousands of people to stay connected. You could find yourself with dropped calls and the inability to text, email or go online. 

You can’t even post your trauma to your favorite social media platform.

If a dangerous zombie gang suddenly descended on your car, you wouldn’t even be able to live stream the event.

When you are driving in your car, minivan, RV or truck you are in constant motion and this also impedes your cell phone’s ability to receive a good signal. You end up experiencing spotty reception and a very weak signal.

Forthcoming Attraction

The best solution to all of your signal loss fears in your land vehicles or your boat (when Jaws circles!) is a Wilson Amplifier cell phone booster savior. 

It takes your weak 3G & 4G LTE signals and gives them a boost. It comes to your rescue by:

  • Pulling in the existing cellular signal using its outside antenna.
  • Boosting the signal up to 32X thanks to the amplifier
  • Rebroadcasting the enhanced signal throughout your vehicle via the inside antenna.

Immediately you can bring your heart rate down as there is no need to panic. Your boosted signal gives you:

  • Better talk & text
  • Crystal clear calls
  • Reliable service
  • Strong reception
  • Speedy internet
  • And many more bars

Take a look at the Booster in action in this blockbuster:


You can use the booster for all carriers and on any device that uses cell signals (smartphones, tablets, cell phones etc.) It is also super easy to install and you can access more bars at the flip of a switch.

Choosing Between a 3G & 4G Signal Booster

If you are looking for a signal booster that is great for talk and text with basic 3G internet capability, then a 3G Booster is your best bet. It provides good reception. But if you are looking for super fast internet then you need to look at investing in the 4G signal booster option. 4G satisfies the heavy data users who like streaming YouTube videos, listening to their Spotify playlist, downloading podcasts or are constantly online. You are able to get a 3G and 4G cell phone booster for single or multi-user.

Let’s preview the 3G signal boosters for cars

Wilson weBoost Drive 3G-S 470106 (GOOD)

(3G boost for one smartphone)

Place your smartphone in the cradle for optimal signal boost. You can mount it on the dashboard or cup holder. You can pair it with a Bluetooth headset for voice calls. Make sure that your wider smartphone or one with a thick case can fit in the cradle. It’s an inexpensive solution to keep connected in your vehicle.

What the weBoost Drive 3G-S stars:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G Data
  • For a single smartphone (phone has to be sitting in cradle for optimal boost)
  • Up to +26 dB Gain
  • Wilson weBoost Drive 3G-M 470102 (BETTER)

    (3G boost for up to four cellular devices)

    This is the most popular car signal antenna booster in the range. Its slim antenna can easily pick up a weak cell tower signal while the discreet inside antenna then boosts it inside the car. Customers report gaining at least 2-3 more bars. To get the best signal, ensure that your cell phone is within arms length of the inside antenna.

    The weBoost Drive 3G-M offers:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G Data
  • For multiple cell devices
  • Up to +50 dB Gain
  • Wilson weBoost Drive 3G-X 470111 (BEST)

    (3G boost for up to four cellular devices in remote, rural areas)

    This powerful cell phone signal booster provides maximum output power giving 60% farther reach to the nearest cell tower. In remote, rural areas the biggest cause of weak signal is the distance to cell tower, so this booster really goes to work to bring that distant signal to you. If you are in an area that has consistently poor signal strength –this is the ideal solution for you.

    The weBoost Drive 3G-X provides:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G Data
  • For multiple cell devices
  • Up to +50 dB Gain
  • Pro Model: 60% More reach from and to cell tower
  • Five 4G Signal Boosters For Cars

    Wilson weBoost Drive 4G-S 470107 (GOOD)

    (3G & 4G boost for on a single smartphone)

    Inexpensive option talk and text that can be placed on your dashboard in the cradle to give your cell phone signal a much needed boost. Again make sure your cell phone is able to fit in the cradle especially if you have a wider smartphone or a thick case. Great for use in conjunction with your Bluetooth headset.

    weBoost Drive 4G-S features include:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • For a single smartphone (phone has to be sitting in cradle for optimal boost)
  • Up to +23 dB Gain
  • Wilson weBoost Drive 4G-M 470108 (BETTER)

    (3G & 4G boost for up to four cellular devices at a time)

    Definitely the most popular 4G signal booster in the range. This cell phone booster supports up to 4 users and provides at least 2-3 bars according to customer reviews. It is required that you are within arms length of the inside antenna to get the most out of it. The booster is slim and discreet.

    The weBoost Drive 4G-M Overview:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • For multiple cell devices
  • Up to +50 dB Gain
  • Wilson weBoost Drive 4G-X 470510 (BEST)

    (3G & 4G boost for up to four cellular devices in remote, rural areas)

    Delivers maximum output power providing 60% further reach to the nearest cell tower. In rural areas, weak signal is the result of distance from the cell tower, so this model manages to cover the far distance for you; thus, bringing you more connectivity and more bars.

    Overview of the weBoost Drive 4G-X:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • For multiple cell devices
  • Up to +50 dB Gain
  • Pro Model: 60% More reach from and to cell tower
  • 4G Signal Boosters For RVs and Large Vehicles

    Wilson weBoost RV 4G 470201

    (3G & 4G boost for RV while stationary)

    RVs and motorhomes are like houses on wheels, so it makes sense that the cell phone booster solution for them is a retrofitted home signal booster for when the vehicle is parked. When the vehicle is stationary at the campground or park, it will be able to get enough power for the booster to kick into action. The model’s inside antenna should give coverage to the whole trailer. This obviously depends on the strength of the outside signal.

    Overview of the weBoost RV 4G:

  • Boosts Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • For multiple cell devices
  • Up to +60 dB Gain
  • Wilson weBoost Drive 4G-X 470510 + RV Essentials Kit

    (3G & 4G boost for RV while in motion)

    This is the most powerful car signal booster in the entire range. It is a unique kit that has upgraded outside and inside antennas to give incoming signals maximum boost for wiser coverage of the RV. It can be used while parked or in motion, offering great signal coverage.

    The weBoost Drive 4G-X + RV Essentials Kit delivers:

  • Boosted Talk, Text, Internet, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • Signal for multiple cell devices
  • Up to +50 dB Gain
  • It is a Pro Model offering 60% more reach from and to cell tower
  • So if you find yourself in a constant state of frustration dealing with poor signal while you are in your vehicle, give us a call so we can give your signal a permanent boost!

    Need help? Email us today (sales@wilsonamplifiers.ca)

    or give us a call at 1-800-373-2927. A cell phone signal expert will gladly assist you in getting better signal instantly. 

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