Canadian cellular booster manufacturer SolidRF introduced a unique mobile-rated booster designed for RVs - the SolidRF RV Pro in June 2019. They renamed this booster SolidRF, but as of early 2023, the SolidRF website calls this the "Powerful Cell Phone Signal Booster" which is confusing marketing. But the booster unit is the same regardless of the name.
The booster is a substantial departure from SolidRF's previous mobile booster, the MobileForce 4G, which originally came out in 2015 and is different from every other booster on the market.
Most RV and vehicle booster kits comprise the same core components - one antenna on the roof, one indoor antenna, and a booster tucked away in an indoor cabinet somewhere in between.
The SolidRF puts all the booster electronics outdoors, up on the roof, where the amplifier can be closely coupled to the outdoor antenna with much less potential for signal loss over the wires.
And indoors, the SolidRF provides TWO interior antennas, allowing for two separate boosted areas with improved signal inside the RV.
SolidRF has come out with various kits over the years that have come and gone. All include the same exterior booster unit but with a different mix of antenna options. Kits seem to change fairly frequently, check the website for what's currently offered.
- Model: SolidRF RV
- Gain: 50 dBm
- Max Uplink Power: 26 dBm
- # of Devices Boosted Simultaneously: Multiple
- LTE Bands Supported: 2/4/5/12/13/25
- Exterior Antenna: Varies
- Internal Antenna(s): Varies
- Range of Interior Coverage:
- Primary Antenna: 6-20'
- Secondary Antenna: 3-10'
- In Motion Usage: Yes
- Power: DC and AC adapters included
- Connecters: Main Booster: N-Connectors. Interior Tower: SMA.
- Booster Dimensions: 7.16" x 6.1" x 1"
- Warranty: 3 Years
- List Price: $399.99-499.99
News, Videos & Status
We received a review unit in 2019 and completed an extensive testing round, summarized in our member area below.
Our intensive testing round compared the SolidRF RV Pro to weBoost's flagship Drive Reach, Cel-Fi's digital Go M booster, and the proven and reliable weBoost Drive X.
Members can also follow our progress notes in the forum, and our testing notes & results are shared below.
Members who want to dive deeper can also dive into our completed and ongoing results:
- Cellular Booster Intensive – weBoost Drive Reach, SolidRF RV Pro, Cel-Fi Go-M (Summer/Fall 2019)
- Booster Bonanza – weBoost Drive Reach, SolidRF RV Pro, Cel-Fi Go-M, Poynting 402 vs 4G-X (Summer 2019)
Here's a look inside the SolidRF RV Pro kit, and some of our first impressions:
Related News Articles:
- weBoost Introduces Destination RV Cellular Booster Kit For Stationary RVers Posted on: March 31, 2021
- Product Release: weBoost Drive Reach RV & OTR Kits Finally Are Here! Posted on: November 11, 2020
- 5G Industry Update: Verizon's 5G Laptop, AT&T Unleashes DSS, T-Mobile Serves Cake, And More! Posted on: June 29, 2020
- Industry Analysis: New Cellular Boosters Launched In 2019 Posted on: December 17, 2019
- weBoost Rebrands Drive 4G-X Cellular Booster to Drive X - and Lowers the Price Posted on: November 12, 2019
Alternatives to Consider
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Cellular boosters can be quite useful for boosting the signal to a smartphone to get a more solid phone call. But when it comes to enhancing cellular data performance, things get more complicated.
Because of a technology called MIMO (multiple in multiple out) that is essential to LTE and 5G data, often times the internal antennas on a smartphone or hotspot don't benefit from an amplified signal. Boosters also only cover a handful of the frequency bands the carries use for data.
But a booster can play a role in a mobile internet arsenal - as they excel during times when you are really far from a tower, or where upload speeds are important (such as video broadcasting).
For more on understanding boosters vs. MIMO - check out video:
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