weBoost Support -

Can I install a vehicle signal booster in my home (office/other indoor space)?

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It's possible, but but there are several things to consider BEFORE installing the booster.

1) Before installing the booster you need to take a reading of the signal strength outside the building where the tower antenna (sometimes called the 'outside' antenna) will be located. 

You must have a signal reading stronger than -95 dBm for the booster to amplify adequately to your device. A signal reading weaker than -105dB means this setup will not provide a signal boost to your device and is not recommended, even with a home unit.

To see how to get your phone's signal strength reading click this link:


2) Please keep in mind that wireless vehicle boosters are designed to provide signal coverage for a very limited area, approximately the size of a vehicle interior at its best.

3) If you are considering using a cradle booster (Drive 4G-S or 3G-S), remember your phone (or hotspot) must remain in the cradle to benefit from the provided signal boost.

The cradle boosters' arms will accommodate a device up to approximately 3.25 inches wide. As a workaround, you can place a device wider than 3.25 inches in the cradle by removing one of the arms and using a rubber band to secure the device in the cradle.

The Drive Sleek cradle booster you will not have the issues above as there are no arms on the sides of the booster as the limit is the body itself which can be extended to 6 inches.

It's always best to get the booster model that will most efficiently meet your coverage needs. if you're unsure which model(s) would work for your situation, please contact weBoost Customer Support at 1-866-294-1660 (U.S. and Canada) or support@weboost.com.

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