It’s time for a new cell booster for your car. Yes really.

Chances are, the last thing on your mind lately has been a cell booster for your car. There are a whole lot of you out there who have put tragically few miles on your car in the last year, and we all know why. But happy days are coming up on the horizon, and we will all hopefully be traveling a lot more in 2021.

A lot of folks don’t realize that a cell booster is such a great upgrade for the car. It will help you make clearer calls for sure, but that’s just the start. You’ll get better and faster results from your phone’s map software. If you use CarPlay or Android Auto you’ll see a real improvement in streaming of all kinds. And if your car has cellular built in — many of them do now — you might just find that it does even better than it ever did. 

If you’ve never had a cell booster before…

…take this opportunity to get one now, while you can install it at home. Most cell boosters can be self-installed easily and work perfectly out of the box. There’s no need to leave your car at a garage to get the installation done if you don’t want to, but if you want the best looking install that is always an option.

If you put in a cell booster more than five years ago…

Trust me it’s time to upgrade. The newer boosters are so much better than the older ones in so many ways. They are a better fit for the phone you have today, and that’s not all. The difference in power is just astounding. The latest generation of boosters perform much better than similarly powered versions from the last decade. It comes down to increases in legally-allowed output power, better electronics, and better antenna design. It really does all add up to a better experience. 

Which booster should you choose? 

For me, in early 2021, it comes down to two choices. The only question you really have to ask is if you want a booster for just the driver, or for the whole vehicle. Once you’ve decided that, the choice is easy. 

For one user: weBoost Drive Sleek

Even though this weBoost Drive Sleek has been around since 2017, it’s still the leader of the pack when it comes to single-user boosters. It was really ahead of its time. You get the ability to charge your phone over USB while it’s in the cradle. You get a cradle that’s big enough for the biggest phones there are. And, you get a simple installation process that won’t clog your car up with too many wires. Easy doesn’t even begin to describe it. 

You also get a top-quality booster that will give great results for a single device. It comes at a great price too. If you’re alone in your ca most of the time, you’ll want to pick one of these up. If you’re using it to replace an existing cradle booster, you’ll be shocked at how well it works. 


For the whole vehicle

The weBoost Drive Reach was an instant hit when it came to us in 2019. I was flat out blown away by the sheer power of this device. Everything about it is designed to give you fantastic results. Not only that, the entire installation process was revised so it is now incredibly easy to install. There’s no need to drill into the floorboard as you’ve seen with older boosters. That means a better installation and a level of comfort when you go to re-sell the car. 

Drive Reach brings blazing power to cars and trucks for up to 8 users and let me tell you it works very well. I’ve seen it pull signal in canyons that I thought were impossible. If you travel a lot, especially off the beaten path, you’ll want one of these. 


Get the best cell boosters at Solid Signal

You’ll find the best selection of boosters from weBoost as well as our other partners when you shop at Solid Signal. We have hundreds of choices for home, car, truck, RV, enterprise and marine use. If you’re looking to get great cell signal it doesn’t matter if your space is 10 square feet or 100,000 square feet. We have you covered. If you need help choosing the right booster, call us at 877-312-4547 or fill out the form below and we’ll respond quickly!

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.