Does a Cell Phone Signal Booster Work?

9th Jun 2023

Reasons Your Signal Is Weak 

Have you noticed when traveling to remote areas that you have poor cell reception? Do you struggle with dropped calls, weak signals, slow data speeds, and poor internet connection when traveling to areas with weak cellular signal strength? This is a very common complaint among camping enthusiasts, RVers, and outdoor adventurers alike. 

The most common cause of weak cellular signals is that you are located too far away from the nearest cell towers, and the cell phone signal can’t reach you. Another common cause is that the cellular signal is being blocked by trees, hills, mountains, or other structures. 

Fortunately, there are ways to work around these challenges and achieve optimal signal strength. One such way is through a cell phone signal booster, which allows you to turn weak signal strength that results in just one or two bars of connectivity into full bars strength.

Best Uses for a Signal Booster 

Cell phone signal boosters are devices that enhance your existing cell phone signal, so you can more easily access clear reception and fast internet speeds. 

Typically when people travel to remote areas, such as while RVing and camping, they find it harder to access quality cellular signal reception due to their proximity to the nearby cell towers. This can be incredibly frustrating. Everyone wants the reassurance that in an emergency they will be able to call for help when they need it. Additionally, many rely on strong cell signal reception so that they can work from the road, access streaming content, and stay connected with friends and family. 

If you find yourself frequently frustrated by weak cell signal strength, then acquiring one of our KING cell phone signal boosters may be the right move for you. There are many different kinds of cell phone boosters that can help you wherever you could use a boost - in your car, trailer, RV, outbuilding, ice house, pull barn, boat, etc.

How Does a Signal Booster Work? 

Cell signal boosters work by boosting the cell phone signals coming in from nearby (or not so nearby) cell phone towers, and rebroadcasting it back to your cell phone. Cell phone signal boosters have three main components - an outside antenna, an amplifier unit, and an indoor antenna. The outside antenna is either installed on the roof of your RV or travel trailer (or other structure) or is mounted to the ladder. This outside antenna picks up existing signals that come in from nearby cell towers, and carries them through a cable to the inside of the RV, where it is connected to the amplifier unit. The amplifier unit boosts the cellular signals, then carries the enhanced signal through a cable to the internal antenna, where the signal is then broadcast throughout the RV. Cellular devices will automatically connect to the newly boosted signal - no need to configure any devices! 

Essentially, cell signal boosters work by taking weak signals and enhancing them to provide you with fewer dropped calls and a faster internet connection. An RV cellular booster will improve your nationwide voice and data coverage and signal strength. RV cell boosters provide gain for 5G, 4G and 3G LTE cellular signals.  KING cell phone boosters work both while in-motion and while parked, and they work for multiple users on multiple devices simultaneously. Whether you are stationary in an RV camping site or on the move traveling to your next destination, KING RV cell phone amplifiers will boost any weak signals it detects in your area and increase them to give you a strong, reliable connection while your RV is parked and in-motion. KING RV signal boosters do not come with any monthly plans, so they are free of any fees or subscriptions. Enjoy fewer dropped calls, reliable cell signal coverage, and all around better cell service, and eliminate weak cell signals with one of our RV cell phone boosters.

Yes, a Cell Phone Booster Does Work 

Yes, cell phone boosters work! If you find you are frequently in remote areas with spotty cell phone reception and generally only have one bar of cell signal, then a cell phone signal booster can really be a game changer. Cell phone booster systems can provide you with the peace of mind that you will be able to make a phone call or access the internet when you really need it.

Impact of a Cell Phone Booster 

Having a strong cell signal when you need it can have a huge impact - it means being able to stream movies and music, use GPS apps like Maps while on the road, make phone calls and send texts, work remote, and more. 

Why You Should Get One 

You should consider purchasing a cell phone booster if you frequently find yourself struggling with weak cell signals. Signal strength is drastically improved with cell signal booster use, because cell signal boosters work by taking existing signals and enhancing them to give you full signal strength.

Factors to Consider when Purchasing 

One of the first factors to consider when purchasing cell phone boosters is how you will be using it. If you will primarily be using your booster in a motorhome and want to permanently mount it, then an RV cell phone signal booster, such as our KING Extend Pro, would be a great option for you. 

If you want a more portable design and want an option for using your booster in your car or truck as well as a trailer/RV or on a tripod, then our KING Extend Go would be a good option for you. This cellular signal booster comes with two separate antenna sets - one designed for car use that magnetically clips to the top of your car, and one designed for RV or portable use (including use on a tripod - allowing you to set it up anywhere!). The only truly portable option on the market, we recommend this cell phone signal booster to anyone looking for a versatile way to connect to cell service, anywhere they go.

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Are cell phone signal boosters worth it?

Cell boosters really are worth it if you either live in a remote area with spotty cell signal strength, or if you frequently travel to areas where decent cell signal strength is hard to come by. You never know when you may really need to make a phone call, at times it can even be lifesaving, and cell boosters help to give you the peace of mind that you are never more than a phone call away from help when you really need it. 

Additionally, there is a growing population of folks who are working remote from their RV or van - for these people, having usable internet even when in areas with weak cell signals is paramount, and that is where cell boosters come in. 

Do cell phone boosters work in rural areas?

Yes, cell boosters work in rural areas! The only requirement for cell phone signal boosters to work is that they have to at least be able to pick up a cell signal, even if it’s very weak and cell phones are only picking up one bar of service. If you are in an area with zero coverage at all, and there is no signal for cell signal boosters to pick up, then the booster won’t work. Unfortunately, cell phone signal boosters cannot generate a cell signal out of thin air.

How effective is signal booster?

Cell phone signal boosters can be incredibly effective at boosting your cell phones low bars and giving you access to quality internet and clearer reception. That being said, cell phone boosters cannot generate a cell signals out of thin air, so if you are in an area that is so remote that there is truly no access to cell reception, then signal boosters will not be able to help you in those instances. That being said, in most of the areas where RVers travel to, there is some reception, so signal boosters are very effective at allowing them to turn weak signals into strong, usable internet and reception.