Readers of this blog are aware that my preferred mode of camping with the Tank is boondocking, usually pretty far off the beaten path and almost always (it seems) on the very edge of cell coverage. Being "unreachable" for a week to ten days isn't something I'm comfortable with, family and friends might have an urgent need to contact me for any number of reasons including emergencies. So, after reading rave reviews of a cellphone signal booster on some of the other full-time RV'er blogs I bought a Wilson Sleek 4G.
The Sleek 4G comes with a 12-volt cigar lighter power supply suitable for use in a vehicle, a couple sets of "arms" to hold the cellphone in place, and 20 feet of cable that terminates in a small antenna that has a really strong magnet on the bottom to hold it in place on the roof of your vehicle.
|The principle parts of the Wilson Sleek 4G|
|I was taking this with my current phone so my old one stood in.|
|My Verizon LTE modem being boosted by the Sleek 4G!|
The Wilson Sleek 4G works with all the major cell networks so there's no reason to think it wouldn't boost Sprint or T-Mo phone signals just as well as Verizon's (and truthfully those networks need coverage boosting way more than Verizon's) although my testing was done on Verizon. I bought my Sleek 4G off Amazon for $129.99 and am very satisfied with it. It hasn't happened yet but there's no doubt in my mind that someday my phone will ring with an important call I would have missed if I hadn't been boosting.
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