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Old 12-21-2019, 02:51 PM   #21
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What happens to current weboost when the new 5G kicks in?
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Old 12-21-2019, 04:20 PM   #22
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I was recently selected by T-Mobile for home internet service. The campground where I full-time has excellent T-Mobile coverage, so I will bring my home internet box here with me to substitute for the Airstream Connected device which now AT&T has decided they will no longer offer unlimited/unthrottled performance.

Sitting inside my Airstream, I'm getting 3-bars on my iPhone which allows me to stream AT&T Now to my Apple TV and then to my 65-in projector which is awesome. This gives me TV without necessarily having internet, but I still have lost usefulness of the Airstream Connected install (which cost me $2k). I'd hope the Airstream Connected would pull in 4G/LTE signals, but it doesn't seem to do so. What a bummer.

Do I need a boost to my three bars into my aluminum can? I'm getting 20 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up without a booster.

Stay tuned on the T-Mobile option. I'm hopeful.
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:20 PM   #23
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Have looked at great info at www.rvmobileinternet.com and for me it comes down to Weboost Reach to get better cell signal and use iPhone hotspot to watch Fire tv and use laptop some, or to look at MIMO antenna router like jet pack (and to notch antenna) for better up and down speed. What I am not sure is if a jet pack will increase cell reception for calling as much as Weboost. Do I need jet pack and Weboost? Nights in AS maybe 30-45/yr

May just spend the $85 for yr subscription to rvmobileinternet and ask away there.
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:43 PM   #24
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There are apps available and I believe Mobile Internet Research/Technomadia has an app available on ITunes.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:50 AM   #25
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I have a very simple, one device WeBoost that was under $100.



Only for my phone, but it keeps me connected most of the time.



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Hey Maggie, could you please provide a link to the WeBoost that you use for your phone?

Thanks, Dan
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:04 AM   #26
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What happens to current weboost when the new 5G kicks in?
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Best guess - it works fine. They are just amplifying the signal and not doing anything specific to a data rate.

Given the roll out speed on 5G, my guess is that it will be a *long* time before this is an issue at the typical campsite.

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Old 12-22-2019, 08:25 AM   #27
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Hey Maggie, could you please provide a link to the WeBoost that you use for your phone?

Thanks, Dan
I don’t find one, and the WeBoost is in the RV, so I don’t have access to it right now.

I’ve had it about 2 years, and am certain I did not pay $300-$400 for it, but the cheapest I see googling is over $200.

I was thinking I paid $79.95 or so.

This looks like what I have, very simple, and it works very well...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/weBoost-4...-4G-S/44376611

A magnetic antennae you put outside, has to be plugged in to power or the 12volt to work.

I think I’ve posted about it before, and I’ll try to find that.

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Old 12-22-2019, 08:43 AM   #28
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How do you find the closest cell tower? The stationary weboost looks like you have to point the antenna towards the cell tower? How do you know you are spot on?

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Old 12-22-2019, 08:48 AM   #29
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I found an old post, that I have a WeBoost Drive 4G-S, and apparently for more than 2 years.

I think it is the one currently shown at WalMart for $213.

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Old 12-22-2019, 08:50 AM   #30
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How do you find the closest cell tower? The stationary weboost looks like you have to point the antenna towards the cell tower? How do you know you are spot on?

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I just slap the antennae on the roof of the Interstate, and it finds the tower on its own.

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Old 12-22-2019, 10:26 AM   #31
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There is so much information on their website and their You Tube videos, that you may can make a decision without joining their annual program. They have an updated video on comparing cell boosters.
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:45 AM   #32
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There's website to find cell towers near you. I'll try to find it. I used for my lake lot and At&T and Version both had a tower in the city nearest me, but only Verizon had a tower in the city on the other side of my place. Although, there are 2 Verizon towers and 1 At&T, I get zero bars Verizon and 1 bar of At&T inside my Airstream. That 1 bar is only by a certain window, but I can stream Netflex with that one bar. I figure if I get a booster, I'll be able to at least get that same one bar through out the Airstream and put the phone where I can see it better for movies. Fingers Crossed.
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:50 AM   #33
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Here is the cell search website I used:
Cellreception.com You can search by zip or city.
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Old 12-22-2019, 12:05 PM   #34
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Here is the cell search website I used:
Cellreception.com You can search by zip or city.
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Old 12-22-2019, 12:49 PM   #35
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Boosting phone and internet

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Best guess - it works fine. They are just amplifying the signal and not doing anything specific to a data rate.



Given the roll out speed on 5G, my guess is that it will be a *long* time before this is an issue at the typical campsite.



Bob


5G works uses a frequency significantly different compared to existing cellular frequencies. I would be surprised if any of the existing boosters that do not specify support for 5G will work.

Additionally the deployment of 5G is very different. The equipment is much smaller and lower power (think one on top a light pole every few blocks). The coverage provided by a single 5G site is very small. As a result the primary 5G areas for years to come will be urban areas. Unless the camp ground you are staying at is in a larger urban area, donít expect to see 5G signals at a camp ground for a long time.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:17 PM   #36
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Iím not an expert so if anything I say is incorrect then I hope someone will correct me.

Iíve been looking into 5G lately. First, itís important to understand that 5G is a standard. The hype about the speed and capacity will only be realized when the 5G standard is paired with the right hardware and on the right frequencies. 5G can and is widely available now (as of earlier this month) through T-Mobile; however, their deployment is not using the frequencies that provide the high speed and capacity typically stated when talking about 5G. In fact, theyíre only quoting a marginal improvement in speed (20%).

Iím pretty sure that you will need new 5G capable phones and hot spots to connect to a 5G network. As for the Weboost, I simply do not know enough to even guess whether it would work with 5G or not. I would love to know the answer.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:30 PM   #37
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From Weboost
5G Ready - weBoost boosters will work for the next decade and beyond.

Whatever that may mean
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:09 AM   #38
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WeBoost Antennae

The WeBoost company offers 3 types of signal boosters and two types of antennae. Two of the models have omnidirectional antenna and one is directional. I'm kind of lazy, I chose an omnidirectional model. What I didn't do was mount the antenna to my Airstream. It's mounted on an extendable painter's pole. I can get the antenna up to 27 feet above the ground with no problem. I did put heavy-duty clips with 3-M style sticky tape (pull a tab downward to unstick the tape) onto the side of the camper to hold the pole. When everything else is set up I just raise the pole and clip it w/antenna already mounted to the side of the camper. The cable off the antenna slipped through an electrical conduit hole at the front of the camper. It all works pretty good when I set up my iPhone as a hotspot. Data signals have been great through it.
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:39 AM   #39
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DAVSCH- Could you please post a photo of your setup sometime?

Maggie- Thanks for your help.

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Old 12-24-2019, 10:00 AM   #40
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After traveling across the country extensively and using the Verizon hotspot we had our local AS dealer install the new Airstream Connect with a dedicated internal router and roof mounted antenna. You set up your personal and secure wifi hotspot and the wireless service is through AT&T. You can pay monthly or annually with unlimited data. The signal is strong enough to reach our tow vehicle.

Although we have not used it extensively yet we ran into several AS owners on the road last summer that had it and are etremely happy. I also replaced our two tv's with smart tv's and can log into netflix, amazon prime, etc.
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