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cell booster or a 5G phone for better signal/speeds?

craftyone
Novice

my immediate neighborhood (aka inside my house) is seriously lacking in a decent signal or a 5G network.

outside my neighborhood (1000 yards+) its better but I don't stream in parking lots so doesn't help.

 

so I'm thinking of trying a mobile cell booster to see if it helps.

will also be driving a tanker all over the southeast-northeast where there are 5G networks.

 

QUESTION1:  would getting a 5G phone help me while in these areas or due to being low tier Verizon will it not be worth it?

 

the mobile cell booster would prob come with me on the road if i don't spend the $$ on a 5G phone.

 

QUESTION2: same re the newer phone, would a booster help or would it not work with the network?

 

Had straight talk before and was waaaaaaay better in my house but couldn't use phone for a hotspot.  now I'm not so sure If swapping over was a good move.

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JustDoIt
Intermediate

I recall that someone asked earlier if Visible supports cell phone boosters and the answer was no.  Usually if you use a booster you will need to notify the carrier you are with.  

 

-JustDoIt

beav
Superuser Founder
Superuser Founder

This thread may help you:

 

https://community.visible.com/t5/Need-a-little-help/Coverage-indoors/m-p/1156#M837

 

And in this thread:

 

https://community.visible.com/t5/Let-s-Chat/need-signal-boost-and-verison-can-t-help-without-assista...

 

TL;DR Visible does not sell boosters, Verizon does, and they work with Visible

 

You may contact support and see if they can update your SIM remotely too

I have seen others say this, that if you have a Verizon account a booster might work. Please advise on which booster to buy. Only get 2 bars inside and laptop connected to hotspot is very slow, and drops a lot. I need to improve it or cancel.