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How to Improve Cell Phone Reception in an RV
(Lake Livingston, Texas)
How to Improve Cell Phone Reception in your RV
We have our RV parked at our lakefront property while we work toward building our retirement home, so relocating sites is not an option. We normally only get 1 or 2 bars on our cell phone receptivity.
We are currently using our cell phones as personal hotspots for internet connection. The low signal strength interferes with both phone and internet reception. What would you suggest for this?
ANSWER: Hi Debbie, the first thing I would do is check with folks that live in your area to see if the problem may be your cell phone provider. There may be better reception with another cell phone provider who has more towers closer to you. Of course depending on the contract you have with your current provider this could end up being an expensive option.
Another option is to purchase a Cell Phone Signal Booster (like the one pictured above) that is designed for RVs, Trucks, Cars and Boats. In most cases these systems require that you install an antenna on the roof of your RV to receive the cell phone signal.
Depending on the type of cellular booster you purchase it could come with an antenna that goes inside your RV that re-transmits the boosted cell signal to all the cellular devices being used in your RV. Other types come with a cradle that the cell phone goes into to receive the boosted signal and can only be used by one cellular device at a time.
Advantages of Cell Phone Boosters
* They greatly improve voice and data quality
* Normally they receive and transmit better than your cell phone
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