The Very Best Method to Increase Your 4G LTE Data Speeds
29th Jan 2019 /
by Wilson Amplifiers / Comments

The Very Best Method to Increase Your 4G LTE Data Speeds


It’s All Connected


One of the most common questions we here at Wilson Amplifiers get is: “Will this booster increase my internet speed?”

Yes and no.

See, what cell phone signal boosters do is increase the strength of cellular signal. It has no effect on WiFi whatsoever. So for your computer or tablet, it won’t have any effect.

Not so for your phone.

We fix poor 4G LTE data and cell signal! Find the right signal booster:

LTE Explained


Data reaches your phone from both WiFi and LTE. When no authorized WiFi is found, your phone powers its internet over an LTE network. In other words, when you’re using your GPS in your car, or looking things up on your phone on the go, it’s all done over LTE.

That’s where a signal booster comes in. By strengthening the signal your phone receives, your LTE data speed is drastically increased. Doing that will improve your data speeds, in addition to the benefits of faster texts and crystal clear calls.

All major carriers have united around LTE - AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint all use LTE technology, just using different bandwidths.


How Can I Speed Up My Internet, Then?


Before you start, make sure you’re not connected to a WiFi network and that mobile data is turned on. To turn on mobile data, access your quick settings and make sure it is highlighted. You can also go to the regular settings menu and turn it on from there. This ensures your internet is coming from an LTE cellular network.

With this, your internet is now coming in over cellular frequencies. That’s great, because it means a cellular booster will work for you. Cellular signal travels farther than WiFi, so if you lack a cable connection, this is a much cheaper, more reliable option for fast internet.

A cell phone signal booster takes the existing weak signal, amplifies it up to 32X, and broadcasts the boosted signal throughout your home or car.

Stronger LTE data, signal, and internet:

  • Better coverage: no need to be at a particular spot or do yoga poses to get signal
  • Faster data: boosts your 4G and LTE speeds so they are blazing fast
  • Reliable reception: no more dropped calls, repeating conversation, or static-sounding voices
  • Consistent service: faster internet, uploads, and downloads.
  • Works for all phones, carriers, and cellular devices.
  • Complete kits, easy to install.
  • No monthly fees, runs entirely off cellular so no need for WiFi.

Below are the best cell phone signal boosters for boosting 4G LTE data speeds, divided by situation:


4G LTE Cellular Signal Booster For Home


Our Pick

  • Whole home coverage:
    Improves 4G LTE & 3G coverage up to 5,000 sq ft (most homes).
  • Most popular home booster:
    Trusted by hundreds of thousands of people across rural & urban America.
  • High-powered range: Up to +65 dB gain for 32X stronger signal.

The The weBoost Connect 4G has been the most recommended home cell phone booster for nearly 5 years in a row for good reason. It's a dependable performer that covers most homes for better service.

The average home size in North America is around 2,500 sq ft. Under absolute best conditions, the Connect 4G covers up to 5,000 sq ft with great outside signal and an open-spaced layout home.

Real world results and customer reviews put it around 2,500 to 3,000 sq ft, a little less for rural areas.

Great option for most homes, small offices, farm houses, and buildings under 5,000 sq ft wide. If you're getting some spotty reception, we'd recommend to start with this first since this tends to be the Goldilocks or "just right" model.

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Upgrade

  • Whole home coverage:
    Improves 4G LTE & 3G coverage up to 7,500 sq ft (large buildings).
  • For Large Building Coverage:
    Trusted by hundreds of thousands of people across rural & urban America.
  • High-powered range: Up to +70 dB gain for 32X stronger signal.

Our Review:

The weBoost Connect 4G-X is absolutely the most powerful consumer line booster you can get. With an additional +5 dB over the Connect 4G, it's roughly a shade over 3x more powerful.

Best case scenarios can expect coverage up to 7,500 sq ft. More likely results can at least expect 4,000-5,000 sq ft even with below average outside signal. Again, fringe zones can expect a little less.

If you have extremely poor signal (remote area) or need wide coverage for a building 5,000 sq ft and over like a warehouse, the weBoost Connect 4G-X is your new best friend.

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Budget

  • 1-2 room coverage:
    Improves 4G LTE & 3G coverage up to 1,500 sq ft.
  • High-powered range: Up to +60 dB gain for 32X stronger signal.

Our Review:

The weBoost Home 4G is a nice cheap option if you're on a budget and only need spot coverage.

Depending on the outside signal, you may get 1-2 room coverage under best conditions. But you're not here because of best conditions, so it's more realistic to say desktop to small room coverage (about 250 to 500 sq ft).

Most customers have told us they're much closer to the inside antenna than anticipated for better signal. Great option for single office, home office (SOHO) and small areas like cabins and apartments. Good starter kit if you have decent outside signal but doesn't cover the whole home and not a strong performer in rural areas with poor signal.

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  • 90 Day money back guarantee.
  • Lifetime support.

4G LTE Cellular Signal Booster For Car


Our Pick

  • Boosts Voice, Text, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • cd
  • For a multiple cell devices
  • Up to +50 dB Gain

Our Review:

The weBoost Drive 4G-M is the most popular & recommended car signal booster in North America.

A slim outside antenna picks up signal. An indiscreet inside antenna (usually Velcroed to the driver seat) broadcasts signal inside. You have to be about an arm's length to get the boosted signal, so it's best for your typical sedan, truck, or SUV.

Majority of customers in the city say they're getting at least 2 to 3 more bars. For off-the-grid areas, a few did say they have to be closer to the inside antenna than anticipated to get more bars and amplified signal. Boosts signal up to 4 devices.

Updated: The new & improved version of the weBoost Drive 4G-M features a stronger inside antenna with +5.1 dB gain compared to the +4.3 dB gain of the previous model (# 470108). Links have been updated to point to the new version.

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  • Boosts Voice, Text, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • For a multiple cell devices
  • Up to +50 dB Gain

Our Review:

The weBoost Drive Reach is the most popular & recommended car signal booster in North America.

A slim outside antenna picks up signal. An indiscreet inside antenna (usually Velcroed to the driver seat) broadcasts signal inside. You have to be about an arm's length to get the boosted signal, so it's best for your typical sedan, truck, or SUV.

Majority of customers in the city say they're getting at least 2 to 3 more bars. For off-the-grid areas, a few did say they have to be closer to the inside antenna than anticipated to get more bars and amplified signal. Boosts signal up to 4 devices.

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  • 90 Day money back guarantee.
  • Lifetime support.

Budget

  • Boosts Voice, Text Messages, 3G & 4G LTE Data
  • For a single smartphone
  • Up to +23 dB Gain

Our Review:

The weBoost Drive Sleek is about price and performance for the single user.

It uses a magnetic vent mount and when paired with a bluetooth headset, it really shines for regular talk & text and hands-free navigation.

Smartphone has to be in the cradle to get maximum signal boost. New design allows for wider smartphones and small tablets.

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4G LTE Cellular Signal Booster For Commercial Buildings


Up to 25,000 sq. ft.

  • Boosts voice, text message, 3G & 4G LTE data
  • Works for multiple cell devices
  • Works with all carriers, networks, and phones
  • Up to +70 dB Gain
  • Great for urban areas

Our Review:

The Wilson Pro 70 Plus (Models: 463127 - 50 Ohm and 460127 - 75 Ohm) is an upgrade to the Wilson Pro 70.

With a gain of up to +70 dB, it can cover up to 25,000 sq ft under best conditions. Installers say on average they see around 10,000 to 14,000 sq ft with customized plans & additional antennas. However, poor signal areas and other factors such as internal building material and layout could see much less.

The Wilson Pro 70 Plus features the same technology like the Wilson Pro 70 with one key difference: better attenuation.

What does this mean? A key downside to the Wilson Pro 70 is that it can be overwhelmed by powerful signal such as being too close to the cell tower that it’s pulling in too much and overloading the repeater. However, the Pro 70 Plus comes with superior attenuation processes which manages to put on the ear plugs as the cell site screams into the microphone.

If you have strong outdoor signal, a Pro 70 Plus is better equipped to handle it, ensuring your repeater does not overload. So we highly recommend this unit for city and urban centers rather than the Wilson Pro 70.

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FAQ


1. Will boosting my 4G LTE speeds eat into my data plan?

It shouldn't, although you might find yourself using your allotted data more to where you might eat into it yourself. Definitely keep an eye on your usage rates.

2. Will this boost 5G signal?

Short answer? No.

Longer answer: The 5G standard has not been officially set by the 3GPP. Therefore carriers like AT&T and Verizon are beginning to build out their 5G services by upgrading their current 4G LTE and giving it names like 5G Evolution, First on 5G, 5G+,etc.

But no, it's not the real 5G. It's pre-5G, fake 5G– it's literally 4G LTE on steroids.

The real 5G should launch by the end of 2020.

3. Why would I buy a 4G LTE booster when 5G is coming out in 2020?

An excellent question.

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.

Indeed, there are still no defined standards as to what 5G will look like and how it will actually get into your home.

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

4. Will this help my hotspot?

Yes!

Providing better signal to your phone will increase the power of its hotspot functionality. Think of it as a roundabout way to giving your computer or tablet the data speed boost you want. And it's only limited by the strength of the LTE signal reaching your phone - not some arbitrary restriction given by your cable provider.

Hope this helps!


How May We Help You?


Wilson Amplifiers is the leading provider of cell phone signal boosters. Cell phone boosters amplify 3G & 4G 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 at 1-800-568-2723.
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  • Better signal or industry-leading 90 money-back guaranteed. No questions asked.
  • We want everyone to be satisfied, so we provide lifetime technical support and a 2-year warranty for all products.

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