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Need input on weBoost Drive 4G-M cell phone booster

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Charlie213, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Jun 30, 2015 at 11:58 AM
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    Charlie213

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    I have T-mobile and each time I go out of the city I loose reception or have 1 bar. I was told this would be my best option.
    http://www.amazon.com/weBoost-Drive-4G-M-Phone-Booster/dp/B00RHMFPEU

    It has a mag mount antenna which I can run through the back sliding window but not sure if this is the best option. What do you guys use to obtain better cell signal in rural areas?
     
  2. Jun 30, 2015 at 11:59 AM
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    Holy crap, $350. Just switch to AT&T or live without signal in rural areas
     
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    Agreed. When I worked at Radioshack we sold something similar by the same company(Wilson). More often than not they got returned because "they didn't work" or was a hassle to set up. Might have been user error :notsure: but for $350 I would rather live a few days without the rural area signal
     
  4. Jun 30, 2015 at 12:21 PM
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    nice LMB!
     
  5. Jun 30, 2015 at 12:26 PM
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    Thanks. You too:rofl:
     
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  6. Jun 30, 2015 at 12:55 PM
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    Yeah I don't like the price either but not sure what other product will work for less. I just hate driving thru certain areas without any cell reception. I might try a cheaper model.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2015 at 12:57 PM
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    I had the same issue with Tmobile.... once your out n about where you truely need a cellphone.... service sucked. Switched to ATT never looked back. i get more data, and its cheaper than Tmobile.
     
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    I wouldn't mind switching over but AT&T and Verizon don't offer unlimited data and that's where most of my usage goes plus once u go over a certain amount of data they start throttling ur bandwidth
     
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    I have used cell phone boosters before. In general they rarely work. You need to align the stars to get them to do more than extend your cell phone range a mile or two. Not worth the money.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2015 at 1:28 PM
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    Tmobile doesnt have unlimited data either..... you get X amount at full 3/4g speeds then once you hit your allotment you get edge / 2g slow as fawk speeds.
     
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    if your phonre is unlocked, try straight talk wit an ATT sim card. The card is $5 and the monthly service with tax is about $50, Unlimited talk and text. 5gb of data. no contract. See what happens for a month.
     
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    Yes, my phone is unlocked so I might just try that. Hate to say it but I wish I was on Verizon's network. Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    If I remember correctly straight talk is t mobiles prepaid plan. And prepaid run off of a different (and most of the time lesser) network. In other words if you hate your reception now, switching to prepaid may make you highly regret it. If you're really in the position to switch, talk to Verizon or Att. They always have deals for customers switching to them who do what's call a port in (usually an extra 2gigs of data free every month)
     
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    My in laws have an AT&T signal booster in their living room, and it's completely useless. I wouldn't spend $350 on one and have it not work, that'd be my absolute last resort of experimentation. Switching carriers would be my first!
     
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    I use Wilson/Weboost boosters a lot and have had good luck with them. If you have no signal now, you may still not get anything...but sometimes it will get you from one bar/useless to something usable (but probably still slow). I have one of their stationary boosters at my house and it changed my ATT reception from 3G with calls dropping to 4G LTE... But that also has a directional antenna.

    Give it a shot.
     
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    While different application, I've had a booster in my previous office and that worked. It wasn't phenomenal or anything, but it got us cell service in the basement where there absolutely was none. We had an external directional antennae. That being said, I'd agree switching service carriers would be the better option.
     

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