What’s the Best Cell Phone Booster for Rural Areas?

Posted by Kevin Taylor on Dec 13th 2018

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Rural areas have unique challenges with cellular reception. Homes and businesses in outlying areas are often more distant from cell towers, receiving less signal and experiencing slower data rates. Low signal strength outside has a harder time penetrating building materials—many rural homes and commercial buildings experience no usable indoor cell signal.

Fortunately, there are solutions to the problem of poor cell signal in homes, metal buildings, farm operations, and other remote structures.

Cell signal boosters for rural homes

The weBoost Connect 4G‑X (471104) is the most popular booster kit for rural homes. This consumer cell signal booster has a high-gain directional LPDA outside antenna that is pointed toward the cell tower. The area of improved signal coverage inside your home will vary depending upon the strength of the outside cell signal, but the Connect 4G‑X is the strongest multi-carrier booster for a rural home with weak cell signal.

The Cel‑Fi GO X (G32‑2/4/5/12/13X) is another excellent option for homes that only need to boost signal for one carrier (Verizon 4G, AT&T 4G/3G, or T‑Mobile 4G/3G). The GO X offers 100 dB of signal gain, providing up to 30 times more gain than competing systems. The GO X comes with your choice of a directional or omnidirectional outside antenna.

Cell signal boosters for metal buildings in rural areas

Many farming, industrial, commercial, and residential buildings in rural areas are constructed of metal. Whether outside signal is weak or strong, it doesn’t penetrate metal roofs and walls.

Most small metal buildings (up to 2,000 square feet) with a few cellular users can solve their signal problems with the weBoost Connect 4G‑X or Cel‑Fi GO X. Larger metal buildings, however, will need a commercial, multi-antenna booster system designed to handle bigger use loads and more square footage. We recommend the WilsonPro 70 Plus (463127) with two, three, or four dome antennas.

Other rural cellular booster options

There are other options for fixing poor cell signal in small work areas to large industrial warehouses. Please call Powerful Signal at 866‑912‑3444—let us help you solve your cell signal problem!