Signal Boosters

Caveat emptor. I am providing this information in the hope that it may be useful to you. The communication world is complex. You need to dot all your i's and cross all of your t's, then cross your fingers and hope for the best. I cannot guarantee any of this equipment will work for you.

Help your neighbors and yourself out by investing in a phone that uses the existing technology to get good reception. There is no need to wait for Crown Castle to install a cell tower in your yard.

Use wifi to make calls

You need to have a WiFi router. A wired connection to your home is best.

For issues around your home and yard, enable WiFi calling on your phone. You can install any number of WiFi extenders to cover your home and yard. Both your carrier, AT&T, T-Mobile / Sprint, Verizon et. al., and your phone need to support WiFI calling. You may need to call your carrier to have them enable WiFi calling. All smart phones bought after 2015 should support WiFi calling.

Please try WiFi before buying anything.


How to Enable WiFi calling on an iPhone

Settings > Cellular > Wi-Fi Calling


How to Enable WiFi calling on an Android

Steps will vary by phone

    1. Pull down the notification shade and long-press the Wi-Fi icon to enter Wi-Fi settings.

    2. Scroll to the bottom and select “Wi-Fi Preferences”.

    3. Tap “Advanced”

    4. Select Wi-Fi Calling and flip the switch to “On”

Install personal cell tower

    1. AT&T

    2. Discontinued their 3G personal cell tower.

    3. If you have a wired internet connection, use WiFi calling. See above.

    4. You can get a range booster. See below.

  1. Sprint

    1. While T-mobile and Sprint have merged, they have the different brands of T-mobile and Sprint.

    2. Sprint AIRAVE 4

    3. "Improved coverage reaching up to 5,000 square feet for up to six users in your home. It's like having your own mini-cell tower. The AIRAVE is a personal base station that provides enhanced voice and 3G mobile broadband coverage for your Sprint phones, hotspots, tablets and modems. Visit to see if your address qualifies for AIRAVE service."


    5. How to get a free signal booster.


  1. T-Mobile

    1. 4G LTE CellSpot

    2. "The 4G LTE CellSpot is a mini cell tower in your home or small office, which connects through your high-speed Internet. It creates a 3G/4G and 4G LTE signal to create better indoor coverage, more dependable voice calls, and consistent data speeds." Requires a wired Internet connection.


Range booster

You put an antenna on your roof or in your attic and a wireless router like box in your home which re-generates the signal.

Install a range extender with an external antenna.

I've seen lots of positive youtube videos on WeBoost devices. For instance:

WeBoost Cell Signal Booster - One Year Review + Q&A

Hardwiring your phone to an ethernet cable