If you are a truck driver, it’s not surprising at all that from time to time you face signal issues, especially in remote and rural areas that are not properly covered by your carrier. However, it doesn’t mean that the only choice for you is to stay disconnected from the rest of the world while you are driving. Today there is an excellent option for you. You can install a special device called a signal booster for truck and forget about any problems with your mobile connection.
Though there are a lot of models of signal repeaters for other vehicles, the devices intended for trucks have a row of peculiarities. Is it possible to install traditional amplifiers for cars or boats in a truck? Though there may be some challenges with installation, it will be still possible. And a booster will also function. But we recommend considering the purchase of a special cell phone signal booster for truck which will guarantee 100% safety and efficiency of the use of this device.
In this article we are going to explain what makes a truck cell signal booster stand out from the row.
These amplifiers are developed for professional truck drivers to allow them to enjoy excellent voice and internet services when they are on the road.
Carriers that a cell signal booster for trucks can work with
The devices that you can find in our catalogue are compatible with all major operators in the United Kingdom including but not limited to O2, EE, Vodafone Mobile, Three, Tesco Mobile, Talk Mobile, Giffgaff, Asda, Talk Talk, etc.
As for the phone models that a signal booster for trucks can work with, there are practically no restrictions. But you should understand that if you use a phone that does not support the 4G (LTE) connection, a booster will not change the situation. Also please pay your attention to the fact that there are boosters to ensure better connection for one mobile device only but also there are models that can support multiple connections (up to 4).
How does a booster work?
With a signal booster truck drivers can forget about problems with calls, data exchange, watching video and listen to music online. But how is it possible?
The working principle of OTR boosters is very similar to the one of more common models of repeaters that are usually installed in houses and offices.
A cell signal booster for trucks has several key elements. First of all, each of them has an exterior antenna. It is very sensitive and powerful which allows it to catch mobile signals even when they are too weak to be caught by a smartphone or tablet.
In the cab of the truck a driver should install a booster box that will get the signal caught by the antenna and strengthen it. After the signal is amplified it will be transmitted by a cradle (if you have a cradle booster) or an interior antenna (if it is a wireless booster).
As a result you will have a stable connection without any interruption even while driving somewhere far away from the nearest cell tower of your operator.
OTR cell phone signal boosters and boosters for other vehicles: what’s the difference?
As we have already mentioned despite the fact that cell boosters for trucks are very similar to amplifiers intended for other types of vehicles including cars and boats, we recommend buying special devices for trucks.
The main issue that you may face is fixing an exterior antenna of a simple vehicle signal booster on a truck. Antennas of Over-The-Road cell signal boosters have some peculiarities that allow them to ensure the maximum boost of a cell signal.
Different truck models have different cab and mirror shapes, different mirror locations and sizes. As a result, they may require different approaches to antenna mounting. Some trucks have CB (citizen band) mounting spots for antennas, that’s why side exit adapters for boosters can be of great use. However, such adapters can’t be viewed as a universal solution. Truck cell boosters are designed in a way that allows drivers to change some elements (for example the length of the antenna) to ensure the highest efficiency of booster functioning.
Typical mobile signal boosters for other types of vehicles do not provide such flexibility.
How to install a cell phone signal booster for truck
Though at first glance it may seem that it will be rather challenging to install a booster in a truck, it is completely not true. Together with your order you will receive a detailed guide that includes all the instructions for installation. Moreover, you can contact us at any time in case of any issues, we will be happy to help you.
Below you will find a list of the most important steps of this process:
- Find a good place to mount an exterior antenna.
- Extend your antenna (if needed).
- Use a cable that you will get in a kit to connect all the elements of a booster (they may differ a little bit depending on the model that you’ve chosen, however, you will find all the necessary images in a manual).
- Connect your booster to power and switch it on.
- Enjoy a stable connection.
For a detailed online guide to signal booster installation proceed to How to install page.
To buy a signal booster for truck or not to buy?
If you have never used any signal boosters before, it is obvious that you may have some doubts now. However, we can assure you that such a device is a very feasible investment for professional truck drivers. With the help of this small but extremely efficient device, you will have the possibility to stay connected with your family, friends, co-workers, clients and managers even when you are far away from them.
Using a cell booster for trucks, you will have:
- Fewer dropped and missed calls;
- Faster message delivery;
- No interruptions during calls;
- Seamless connection to the internet;
- Quick files downloading and uploading;
- Longer smartphone’s battery life (as with a booster your smartphone will not be trying to get connected constantly).
Without any doubt, a reliable cell signal booster will significantly improve the quality of your mobile communication while you are driving. The main thing is to choose the device that will work at the necessary frequency bands. If you want to improve only 3G or 4G signal, you will need a single band booster. For those who want to strengthen several types of signals simultaneously (for example, 3G and GSM or 4G, 3G and GSM), there are dual and tri-band boosters.
On our website you can find only high-quality and safe devices that have been tested in professional laboratories and have proven their efficiency. Just place an order using the catalog below, and in a couple of days, your device will be delivered.