Should You Get A Cell Phone Booster? Pros And Cons
A major problem with RVing, is that many places we camp don’t get good cell service. A cell phone booster may or may not be helpful. Below are some of the pros and cons for getting a cell phone booster.
- Cell phone boosters can provide a more stabilized connection and fewer dropped phone calls.
- They can provide a more reliable connection during an emergency.
- They can eliminate breakups and distortion.
- Cell phone boosters generally provide faster data speeds.
- They can help your phone battery last longer, because it won’t have to work as hard to find a good signal.
- When used with directional antennas on a telescopic pole, they can improve reception in remote areas.
- Poor signals can produce higher levels of radiation, so cell phone boosters can reduce levels of radiation from your phone.
- Cell phone boosters can’t make something out of nothing. If you have no signal, a cell booster can’t create one.
- Many boosters on the market use poor design and poor craftsmanship. They don’t last long, and are a waste of money.
- Good RV cell phone boosters can be very expensive.
- Improperly installed or mismatched cell phone boosters can interfere with other calls, including emergency calls.
- Boosters require electrical power, which can be an inconvenience when boondocking.
- Cell phone boosters may only provide service in a limited portion of the RV, due to the fact that internal antennas only transmit for a short distance.
- Antennas on top of telescopic poles make it necessary to raise and lower the pole before moving camp.
While cell phone boosters can be helpful in some situations, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Just like choosing an RV, choosing to get a