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8 Best Cell Phone Repeaters: The Complete Guide

13th Oct 2020 by Wilson Amplifiers

What is a Cell Phone Repeater?


A cell phone repeater (also known as cellular repeater) is a three-part system that pulls in weak signal, amplifies (or repeats) the signal, and then broadcasts the signal to an area in need such as your home, office, or vehicle. They consist of:

  • A "donor" antenna - also called a "outdoor" antenna - which receives signal
  • A bi-directional signal amplifier, which amplifies the signal
  • One or more "broadcast," or "indoor" antennas

These systems are also called cellular amplifiers, or, most commonly, cell phone signal boosters. Follow this link if you'd like to know more about how cell phone repeaters work.

If not, read on.


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See complete cell phone repeater kits for your situation:

Home / Small Office
Car / Truck / RV / Boat
Commercial Building

Why Do You Need a Cell Phone Repeater?

Cell tower distance, trees, mountains, metal, glass, concrete, thick walls, even weather– a variety of things can interfere with your cell phone coverage everyday.

A cellular repeater improves your 3G & 4G LTE signal strength so that your phone and cell tower are more reliably connected.

Think of a cellular repeater like a megaphone. It takes what you have and multiplies the performance.


Why Trust Wilson Amplifiers?


Wilson Amplifiers is the leading independent provider of Wilson Electronics (weBoost & WilsonPro) cell phone signal repeaters with over 121,000 signal repeaters provided for all types of homes across rural and urban America.

About our cell phone repeaters:

  • Works for 5G, 4G, and LTE
  • Works for all carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and all other major carriers.
  • Works for all phones and cellular devices.
  • Complete kits, easy to install.
  • No monthly fees, no need to connect to wifi.

Best Do-It-Yourself Cell Phone Repeater Kit for Small and Midsize Homes and Offices

weBoost Home Multiroom

Buy This Cellular Repeater If:

  • You have a midsize home or office with strong outside signal strength.
  • You have a small home or small office with weak outside signal strength.
  • You need a versatile, scalable cell phone booster.
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SKU: 470144

The weBoost Home MultiRoom is the bestselling do-it-yourself cellular repeater. It is the signal repeater that works for most people. It can cover up to 5,000 square feet if your outside signal is perfect. Most people will probably see a coverage area of 2,000 to 3,000 sq ft. If you live in a rural area with very weak outdoor signal, expect much less coverage. This is the weakest cell repeater you should buy if you have bad signal outdoors.

It has a nice, clean look. Its indoor panel antenna has a fabric front and looks like a part of the house. With its powerful yagi directional antenna and high downlink, it can reach far away cell towers to provide more powerful signal amplification. Its LCD lights tell you whether it is working properly.

The weBoost Home MultiRoom boosts signal for all major North American carriers. Should you ever change carrier, the weBoost Home MultiRoom will still work. It also supports all Sprint bands for the first time on a weBoost unit.

If you have strong cellular signal and are looking to cover a small home, check out the weBoost Home Room.

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"Exactly what I needed, better than I hoped"
Eli, a Wilson Amplifiers customer

Best Professionally Installed Cellular Repeater Kit for Homes

weBoost Installed Home Complete

Buy This Cell Phone Repeater If:

  • You want to have your repeater professionally installed.
  • You live in a large home with strong outdoor signal and want whole home coverage.
  • You live in a midsize home with weak outdoor signal and want whole home coverage.
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SKU: 474445

The weBoost Installed Home Complete is made to cover an entire home. It comes with free professional installation. It can cover a large home with decent outside signal or a midsize home with weak outdoor signal. It can give up to 7,500 square feet of coverage with perfect outside signal. Most people will probably see a coverage area of between 3,500 and 5,500 square feet. If you want to cover more than one floor, you should buy more antennas. If you live in a very weak signal rural area you might get about 2,000 square feet of coverage from it.

The weBoost Installed Home Complete is the only booster we have that comes with free installation right now. If you do not think you can install a cellular repeater, buy this one.

The installation is only available for residential buildings.

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"Huge Improvement To My Home Signal"
Harvey From Rural Texas, a Wilson Amplifiers customer

Best Do-It-Yourself Cellular Repeater for Large Homes and Offices

WilsonPro 70 Plus Renewed

Buy This Cell Phone Signal Booster If:

  • You have a large home or office with strong or weak outside signal.
  • You want a repeater with many options.
  • Construction materials are causing weak indoor signal.
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SKU: 463127R

The WilsonPro 70 Plus is a very strong cellular repeater. It can cover up to 25,000 square feet with perfect outside signal. Most people will get between 10,000 and 15,000 square feet though.

This sits at a nice place with its price and coverage area. It has many different antenna options. It can come with omnidirectional antennas for cities as well as dome antennas for drop tile ceilings. It is strong enough to power many indoor antennas. This is a good option if your home or office has several floors or is very complicated.

This WilsonPro 70 Plus is factory renewed by Wilson Electronics. Renewed cellular repeater have a 30-day return policy.

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"Amazing product! Has worked flawlessly!"
Cody, a Wilson Amplifiers customer

Best Cellular Repeater for Cars, SUVs, Trucks, Boats, and RVs While Driving

weBoost Drive Reach

Buy This Cell Phone Signal Booster If:

  • You want to stay connected on rural roads and highways.
  • You want to boost multiple mobile devices.
  • You want a repeater able to meet any need you might have.
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SKU: 470154-12

The weBoost Drive Reach is the strongest cellular repeater for vehicles, an upgrade from the old Drive 4G. It works in cars, SUVs, trucks, semi-trucks, RVs, fleet vehicles, boats, yachts, and more. This mobile repeater has a lot of options. You can get a hardwire or AC power supply. It can use an OTR antenna for trucks and RVs, or an inside antenna for a boat. It boosts up to four vehicle cell devices at once. It has high uplink power, so it will work on very rural roads and highways.

For one cell phone, get the weBoost Drive Sleek.

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"Great Product"
Western Road Warrior, a Wilson Amplifiers customer

Best Value Cellular Repeater for Cars, SUVs, Trucks, Boats, and RVs While Driving

weBoost Drive X

Buy This Cell Phone Signal Booster If:

  • You want to stay connected on rural roads and highways.
  • You want to boost multiple mobile devices.
  • You want a great value repeater and don't drive in extremely rural areas often.
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SKU: 470154-12

The weBoost Drive Reach is a great value cellular repeater for vehicles. It works in cars, SUVs, trucks, semi-trucks, RVs, fleet vehicles, boats, yachts, and more. While not as powerful as the Drive Reach, it has many options and comes at a lower price. You can get a hardwire or AC power supply. It can use an OTR antenna for trucks and RVs, or an inside antenna for a boat. It boosts up to four vehicle cell devices at once. It has high uplink power, so it will work on most rural roads and highways. The Drive X uses SMA connectors.

For one cell phone, get the weBoost Drive Sleek.

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"I have 3 of these and they all work terrific!"
DPT, a Wilson Amplifiers customer

Best Cellular Repeater for Camped RVs

weBoost Connect RV 65

Buy This Cellular Repeater If:

  • You own an RV and want great signal while camped.
  • You want an easy take-on-take-off installation.
  • You want a powerful home repeater for your RV setup.
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SKU: 471203

The weBoost Connect RV 65 is a home cell phone repeater made for camped RVs. This could be for your trailer or the interior of your camper or RV. It features an easy install telescoping pole on which to place the outside antenna for quick install and take down.

The weBoost Connect RV 65 cannot be used while moving. If you spend most of your time on the road, the Drive X RV is better for you. If you spend more time camped and want to make sure you can make calls inside your RV, this is your best option.

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"Worth the Money!"
Vangie, a Wilson Amplifiers customer

Best Value Cellular Repeater for Midsize Home and Office

weBoost Home Multiroom Renewed

Buy This Cell Phone Signal Booster If:

  • You have a midsize home or office with strong outside signal.
  • You have a small home or small office with weak outside signal, or you only want spot coverage.
  • You want great coverage on a budget.
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SKU: 470144R

The weBoost Home MultiRoom is a factory renewed signal booster by Wilson Electronics. It is the same as the regular Home MultiRoom except in price. It can cover up to 5,000 square feet if you have perfect outside signal. Most people will see about 2,000 to 3,000 square feet. If you live in a rural area with very weak outdoor signal, expect much less coverage. This is the cheapest cell repeater you should buy if you have bad signal outdoors.

It comes with a panel antenna and a yagi directional antenna. It reaches far away cell towers well.

Renewed signal boosters have a 30-day return policy.

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"Went from 0-1 bars to full LTE service"
CrashGonzo, a Wilson Amplifiers customer

Best Cellular Repeater for Commercial Buildings

WilsonPro 1100

Buy This Cellular Repeater If:

  • You have a very large office building or commercial space.
  • You have an extremely large home.
  • You want a repeater with a lot of bells and whistles.
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SKU: 460147

The WilsonPro 1100 is a strong industrial cell phone repeater. It is made for commercial buildings but can be used in very large homes. It has many features, including signal monitoring. It can cover up to 35,000 square feet if you have perfect outside signal. Most people will see about 25,000 to 15,000 square feet of coverage. If you live in a rural area with very weak outdoor signal, expect less coverage.

The WilsonPro 1100 has many different antenna options. It can come with omnidirectional antennas for cities, yagi antennas for rural areas, as well as dome antennas for drop tile ceilings. It is strong enough to power up to four indoor antennas. This is an amazing option if your home or office has several floors or a complicated layout.

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"A+ product - Outstanding response & Recommendations"
Walter, a Wilson Amplifiers customer


FAQ


1. Who makes the best cell phone repeater?

Wilson Electronics (weBoost & WilsonPro) by a wide, wide margin. They're more than 3 times more popular with professionals.

2. How does a cell phone repeater work?

A cell phone repeater works with 3 major components:

  • The Outside Antenna pulls in weak 3G & 4G LTE signal from your carrier.
  • The Amplifier boosts signal up to 32X.
  • The Inside Antenna rebroadcasts the amplified signal inside your home.

3. Will a cell phone signal repeater work for my phone & carrier?

Absolutely.

It will work with any phone or cellular device (hotspot, tablet, laptop, etc.) that works on your carrier.

4. What if I switch carriers in the future?

Our cell phone repeaters are multi-carrier systems. This means they are also compatible with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and other major and local carriers.

They are future-proof!

5. Will 5G make my signal repeater obsolete?

Nope.

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.

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.

Most Wilson and weBoost cell phone signal repeaters are 5G ready, and will be able to work with 5G signal.


How May We Help You?


Wilson Amplifiers is the leading provider of cell phone signal boosters. Cell phone boosters amplify 5G, 4G, and LTE 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:

  • Free consultation (ask us anything) with our US-based customer support (sales@wilsonamplifiers.com) or call us or at 1-800-568-2723.
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  • Better signal or industry-leading 90 money-back guaranteed on all new weBoost units.
  • We want everyone to be satisfied, so we provide lifetime technical support and a 2-year warranty for all products.

Ask us anything and we'll be glad to help.

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