There're numerous cellular signal boosters available that have specifically been designed for use in vehicles, including cars, boats, trucks and recreational vehicles (RVs). Although trucks is included in the list, the vehicle signal boosters on the market are meant for smaller pickup trucks, rather than huge semi-trucks used by professional truckers and long distance haulers. Then the question arises, "Which is the best Over The Road (OTR) truck cell phone signal booster?".
Here's your answer: Best Off Road Truck Cellular Boosters
Although the standard signal boosters for vehicles would work in large trucks, they won't always be very effective, simply because it is difficult to mount the antenna in such a position that it will ensure maximum cell signal boost on the road, highway, or freeway. Taller the outside antenna, more the clearance it gets to catch signals from farther away like our suggested signal boosters for fire department rescue vehicles and fire-trucks.
This situation has been changed with new truck cell signal boosters that have a tall or long exterior trucker antenna. Truck Cradle Cell Signal Booster boosts cell signal to a single cell device whereas Truck Wireless Cell Signal Booster boosts cell signal to multiple cell devices simultaneously. These are great cell phone boosters for pickup trucks as well as large trucks.
They been designed specifically for professional truck drivers to enable them to experience faster media streaming and data speeds, faster data uploads and downloads, fewer lost connections and improved call quality when on the road.
The powerful 4G in-vehicle cradle cell phone signal booster for semi-trucks includes a cradle that utilizes coupling technology to enhance 3G and 4G LTE cellular signals. Even more powerful 4G in-vehicle wireless signal booster includes an interior slim antenna that can be conveniently placed on the dashboard, side of the seat, etc. to boost reception in truck cabin to boost reception for multiple cell devices such as phones and tablets upto four feet from it.
With which carriers and phones will the signal booster work?
Both OTR cell phone signal boosters have been approved by both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada and is compatible with all mobile devices and wireless carriers in both these countries. It is available as two separate versions – one for use in Canada, and other for use in USA.
The U.S. version of respective booster will work with all cell service providers in America, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The Canadian version will work with all cell service providers in Canada, including Telus Mobility, Rogers Wireless, Freedom Mobile and Bell.
As mentioned before, the cradle signal booster can only handle a single device at a time and the device has to be placed in the cradle for its signal to be boosted. The cradle can be adjusted to take any cellular device that uses a SIM card, including smartphones and mobile hotspot devices such as Jet Pack, MiFi, etc. Multiple device wireless signal booster can boost four up to such devices simultaneously! Both these Over The Road cell phone signal boosters boost signal reception inside semi-trucks with a stronger connection to the respective network's cell tower.
How do they work?
Both type OTR cell boosters use powerful exterior antenna to find cellphone tower signals, be they weak or strong. These signals are then transmitted to the signal booster situated in the cab of the semi-truck. The booster uses a sequence of refined low noise filters and amplifiers to boost each of the frequency bands supported. The amplified signal is then sent to the cradle in case of cradle booster, or to interior antenna in case of the wireless signal booster. This enables the user to use the stronger signal for clearer call quality and faster data. The same process is used in reverse when the cell phone sends an outgoing signal to the cell tower.
How are OTR cell phone signal boosters different from other vehicle signal boosters?
Using "normal" vehicle signal boosters in a semi-truck poses a problem in that it is difficult to mount antenna in such a way that it will get maximum cell signal boost. This problem has been addressed by adding two unique features to these Over The Road Cell Signal Boosters.
Many trucks have citizen band (CB) antenna mounting points built into them and companies with big fleets often add CB side mounts to their trucks. These OTR cell phone boosters come complete with a side exit adapter that allows antenna to be used with standard CB antenna mounts. If the truck has caged mirrors or other similar configurations, the side exit adapter need not be used, as the bottom cable exit will be more suitable.
Different truck models need different locations to install the antenna. The OTR boosters have been designed in a modular way that allows 4G antenna to be configured specifically for each truck. Antenna mast extensions are provided, allowing truckers the antenna length to be extended as needed so that the antenna can be positioned above the truck cab to ensure maximum cell signal boost.
What are the benefits of the OTR cell signal boosters?
- Reception is improved due to the strong connection to the nearest cell tower.
- Extends cell device's battery life due to device not having to search for signal constantly.
- Eliminates dropped calls.
- Coverage space inside the truck is increased.
- Text messages delivered faster.
- Clear voice calls on wireless phones.
- Dead zones reduced or eliminated.
- Mobile data uploaded & downloaded faster.
How should I install OTR 4G cell phone booster kits?
Installation consists of easy steps that are described in detail in the user manual provided. Experienced DIY enthusiasts should be able to do this by themselves. If you are unsure of whether you have the skills or not, let our qualified installation technicians install the booster for you.
- Select mounting location.
- Assemble the antenna to be suitable for the specific truck.
- Mount the antenna with the hardware provided.
- Route the antenna cable inside truck.
- Connect to parts as shown in manual depending upon type of booster.
- Connect the system to power.
- Enjoy strong cell phone signal.
Strong connection means fewer missed or dropped calls, fewer incoherent conversations, and fewer Internet hang-ups, freezing, or buffering. For trucks carrying heavy loads, equipment, and supplies - It is a risky proposition to travel on the roads, highways, and freeways - without a powerful truck cellphone signal booster installed. Enjoy clear voice conversations, instantaneous texting, and fast 3G + 4G LTE mobile internet downloads and uploads by installing the OTR cell phone signal amplifier kit in your semi-truck.
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