5Ge Signal Boosters: Boost Your AT&T 5Ge Coverage at Home, Office, or Car

Written by Wilson Amplifiers
18th Feb 2021

What is 5Ge from AT&T?

5Ge or 5G Evolution is AT&T's term for its gigabit LTE service also known as LTE-A. While traditional LTE has a peak download speed of 100Mbit/s. LTE-A or gigabit LTE has a top download speed of 1Gbit/s.

That's up to 10X in performance!

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While all manufacturers are sticking to calling it LTE-Advanced or LTE Plus, AT&T has decided to label it '5G E' on most modern smartphones.

So, are 5G and 5Ge the same?

Yes and no. Technically, it's 4G LTE on steroids. However, it was the first and crucial step to building out AT&T's 5G network.

So whether you call it advanced 4G LTE or early 5G, there's one thing you can't deny, it's fast.

A simple test on three smartphones on AT&T 5Ge, T-Mobile, and Sprint showed a dramatic speed difference:

5Ge signal speed test

Carrier Download Speed   Upload Speed
AT&T 5Ge 28 Mbps 21 Mbps
T-Mobile LTE   21 Mbps 2.5 Mbps
Sprint LTE 4.8 Mbps 1 Mbps

That's 34% faster on downloads and 836% faster on uploads against T-Mobile based on this quick test.

What is a 5Ge Signal Booster?

A cell signal booster takes any existing 5G (on select frequencies), 5Ge (AT&T) and 4G LTE (all carriers) signal and amplifies up to 32X and then rebroadcasts the boosted signal into the home, office, or vehicle.

It's simple: more bars, better service.

  • Better Coverage: Think of a signal booster like a megaphone. It takes what you have and multiplies the performance.
  • Reliable Reception: No more dropped calls, spotty service, and low quality calls.
  • Consistent Service: Fast internet data, uploads, and downloads.

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For homes, whether you're in a remote rural area with an off-the-grid cabin or cottage or the big city with difficult-to-get-signal buildings, our recommended home cell phone boosters get the job done. They'll extend your AT&T network signal with low-cost options for 1-2 rooms up to 7,500 sq ft coverage depending on your model and outside signal.

Our vehicle signal boosters work for cars, sedans, RVs, and even boats.

Enterprise AT&T signal boosters cover up to 100,000+ sq ft buildings, although it takes a dedicated team of installers and planners to get the absolute best service.

Why be a servant to the cell tower? Bring the cell tower inside your home! Below are our top AT&T signal booster recommendations.

AT&T 5Ge Signal Booster For Home

Our Pick: weBoost Home MultiRoom for AT&T 5G E - 470144

weboost home multiroom
weBoost Home MultiRoom - 470144

For midsize homes and offices with a strong outside signal or small homes with poor outside signal.

Buy Now at $569.99
  • 5G ready booster. Amplifies 5Ge (AT&T) and 4G LTE (all carriers) signals
  • Covers up to 5,000 sq ft
  • Up to +65 dB Gain
  • Works with ALL cellular devices across ALL carriers
  • Trusted by hundreds of thousands of people across rural & urban America

The weBoost Home MultiRoom is the most popular cellular amplifier, capable of amplifying 5G (across certain frequencies), 5Ge, and 4G LTE signals for multiple cellular devices across all carriers.

With its maximum gain of +65 dB, it can cover areas up to 5,000 sq ft under best conditions. And since the average home size in North America is around 2,500 sq ft, the Home MultiRoom is a great fit for most homes. However, coverage depends on the strength of your outside signal. So, if your outside signal is below average or very weak, you will most likely get between 2,000 – 3,000 sq ft, a little less for rural areas.

Not to mention, the booster features a maximum uplink output of 21 dBm, allowing the booster to reach relatively far distanced towers for a stronger in-building signal, making it a good option for people in the city or the countryside where tower distance is the number one problem.

Upgrade: weBoost Installed Home Complete for AT&T 5G E - 474445

weboost installed home complete
weBoost Installed Home Complete - 474445

Whole-home coverage for large homes and offices with a strong outside signal.

Buy Now at $1,499.99
  • 5G ready booster. Amplifies 5Ge (AT&T) and 4G LTE (all carriers) signals.
  • Covers up to 7,500 sq ft
  • Up to +72 dB Gain
  • Works with ALL cellular devices across ALL carriers
  • Trusted by hundreds of thousands of people across rural & urban America

The weBoost Installed Home Complete is the most powerful multi-carrier home booster and the only one that includes a professional installation. If you would rather install the booster yourself, we also offer a Do-It-Yourself version.

weboost home complete
weBoost Home Complete - 470145

DIY booster for large homes.

Buy Now at $999.99

It’s highly recommended for people who live in remote areas where having a consistent AT&T 5Ge signal feels impossible, as well as those who don’t struggle with a reliable connection outside their home but experience spotty AT&T signals inside.

Under perfect conditions, the Installed Home Complete can cover homes and offices up to 7,500 sq ft. Weak signal areas might get between 4,000 to 6,000 sq ft of coverage. Keep in mind, though, that coverage can vary based on your outside signal strength. And, with its powerful uplink output power of 24 dBm, it can reach far distanced towers, much further than the Home MultiRoom, to provide you with superior service indoors.

Budget: weBoost Home Studio for AT&T 5G E - 470166

weboost home studio
weBoost Home Studio - 470166

For small homes and office spaces for all carriers.

Buy Now at $349.99
  • 5G ready booster. Amplifies 5Ge (AT&T) and 4G LTE (all carriers) signals.
  • Covers up to 2,000 sq ft
  • Up to +60 Gain
  • Boosts multiple cellular devices simultaneously
  • Works with AT&T and Verizon ONLY

weBoost has introduced a new home booster designed to improve AT&T signals in small areas at an affordable price. The weBoost Home Studio is perfect for apartments and dorms that allow you to install a Yagi antenna on the roof or balcony, as well as small homes that need better coverage in one large room or multiple small ones.

The Home Studio can cover areas up to 2,000 sq ft under perfect conditions. However, if you have weak outside signal, expect between 200 to 500 sq ft – enough for 1-2 rooms. It’ll work best in urban and suburban areas but is not the strongest performer in remote locations. For wider coverage, consider the weBoost Home MultiRoom.

AT&T 5Ge Signal Booster For Cars

Our Pick: weBoost Drive X for AT&T 5G E - 475021

weboost drive x
weBoost Drive X - 475021

For drivers in urban, suburban, and some rural areas.

Buy Now at $399.99
  • Improves talk, text and data for up to 4 cellular devices
  • Boosts 5Ge (AT&T) and 4G (all carriers) signals. 5G Ready.
  • Extremely customizable, with variants for any type of vehicle and situation
  • Up to +50 dB Gain

The weBoost Drive X is a relatively inexpensive yet extremely reliable vehicle signal booster. It can amplify your AT&T 5Ge signals while driving or parked.

A magnetic mount outside antenna picks up the signal, and an indiscreet inside antenna (usually Velcroed to a seat) broadcasts the signal inside. More often than not, you have to be about an arm's length from the inside antenna to benefit from the boosted signal, so it's best for your typical sedan, truck, or SUV. Different Drive X kits are available for different types of vehicles, such as RVs, large trucks, and boats.

The Drive X has an great range, meaning it can reach relatively far distanced towers to provide you with better cellular signal inside your vehicle whether you’re driving in the city or through rural roads.

Upgrade: weBoost Drive Reach for AT&T 5G E - 470154

weboost drive reach
weBoost Drive Reach - 470154

Boosts AT&T signal anywhere on the go.

Buy Now at $499.99
  • Improves talk, text and data for up to 4 cellular devices
  • Boosts 5Ge (AT&T) and 4G (all carriers) signals. 5G Ready.
  • Extremely customizable, with variants for any type of vehicle and situation
  • Up to +50 dB Gain

The weBoost Drive Reach is the most powerful vehicle signal booster, designed to boost up to 4 cellular devices across all carriers. It’s the booster we highly recommend for most situations.

With its increased uplink output power of 29.5 dBm, it can reach towers that are 2x further for twice the signal strength, making it much more powerful than the Drive X and a great performer in the most rural of roads and highways. It also features different kits to get the range you need for any type of vehicle.

So, for those extreme cases of poor AT&T reception, the Drive Reach is the way to go.

Budget: weBoost Drive Sleek for AT&T 5G E - 470135

weboost drive sleek
weBoost Drive Sleek - 470135

Best for drivers in urban and suburban areas.

Buy Now at $199.99
  • Improves talk, text and data for 1 cellular device
  • Boosts 5Ge (AT&T) and 4G (all carriers) signals. 5G Ready.
  • Up to +23 dB Gain
  • Cradle signal booster

The weBoost Drive Sleek is an entry-level vehicle booster capable of boosting one cellular device at a time.

The kit includes a magnetic vent mount for easy installation and an adjustable cradle that can fit any size phone or small tablet. To receive boosted 5Ge signals, your smartphone must be sitting in the cradle. Perfect for hands-free calling and navigation.

It's ideal for people who heavily rely on their cellular device while driving. It’ll work best in urban and suburban areas, but it's not the strongest performer in extremely rural areas. However, as long as you have a sliver of signal, the Drive Sleek will not let you down.

AT&T 5Ge Signal Booster For Small Businesses

Most Popular: weBoost for Business Office 100 for AT&T 5G E – 472060/473060/475060

weBoost Office 100
weBoost for Business Office 100 – 472060/473060/475060

For small businesses and large homes with strong or weak outside signal.

Buy Now at $1,299.99
  • Commercial grade booster
  • Amplifies 5Ge (AT&T) and 4G LTE (all carriers) signals. 5G Ready.
  • Covers up to 25,000 sq ft
  • Up to +72 dB Gain
  • Up to +24 dBm uplink and +12 dBm downlink output powers
  • Works with ALL cellular devices across ALL carriers
  • Great for rural and urban areas

If you own or manage a small business that’s a victim of poor in-building AT&T 5G E coverage, the weBoost for Business Office 100 is for you.

The Office 100 is weBoost’s new generation of commercial boosters. With more gain and enhanced output powers, it can receive the strongest AT&T 5G E signal available for superior coverage throughout your office. Not only will employees and visitors experience better AT&T service, but so will everybody else since the system can boost every carrier. This means communication and productivity will skyrocket seeing as dropped calls will significantly decrease and data speeds will increase.

Even though this unit isn’t technically a residential booster, it’s a great option for AT&T customers with big houses or those who live in extremely weak signal areas where maintain a reliable 5G E signal (or a signal in general) seems impossible. If this is you, you're likely to get better results with the Office 100 than with a home unit.

Regardless of why you’re experiencing unsatisfactory 5G E coverage inside your home or office – metal building, rugged terrain, or maybe tower distance – the Office 100 is a powerful option that can definitely overcome many 5G E signal challenges and broadcast reliable cell signal where it's needed most.


Is my phone compatible with 5G E?

It's simple, if you have '5G E' on your screen, then your phone is compatible. Most modern smartphones like iPhones (iPhone XS and up) updated to iOS 12.2 and the latest Android phones should be able to see 5G E as AT&T rolls out the updates.

What's the difference between 5G and 5Ge?

5G, the global standard as set by the 3GPP aka the real 5G, is expected to launch in 2020. Until then, carriers like AT&T are pre-building their 5G networks and in the interim calling their pre-5G services as 5Ge.

Although it is technically LTE-advanced, it's peak speed does get into the low end of 5G territory.

So it is 5G-ish.

Will an AT&T 5Ge Signal Booster also improve my AT&T hotspot device?


If your AT&T mobile hotspot routers use 5Ge and 4G LTE then it will work!

From the Nighthawk LTE to AT&T Wireless Internet router, it'll get better signal and speeds, especially if the AT&T router has an external antenna port that can directly connect to the AT&T signal booster.

What if I switch carriers in the future?

Our AT&T signal boosters from Wilson Electronics (weBoost & WilsonPro) are multi-carrier systems. This means they are also compatible with Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and other major and local carriers.

They are future-proof!

When will the real AT&T 5G service launch?

AT&T first launched its 5G network December 2018. It is now available nationwide. You can read more about it here.

Will the real 5G make my AT&T signal booster obsolete?


4G LTE is still being built out across North America. If fact, 4G LTE is the backbone of the nation's wireless service. It's not going anywhere anytime soon, AND it's getting faster thanks to LTE-advanced (aka 5G E).

4G LTE is expected to peak in 2030-2035. So...come back in a decade and ask the same question and we might hava a different answer by then.

How May We Help You?

Wilson Amplifiers is the leading provider of 5Ge signal boosters. Cell phone boosters amplify LTE, 5Ge, 4G, and select 5G signals for any phone with any carrier for home, office, or vehicle.

We seriously hate dropped calls and poor coverage, so it's our goal in life to stomp on spotty signal like the little roaches they are:

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