Cellular booster manufacturer SureCall has been around for a long time (since 2001) and has built up a solid reputation (and patent portfolio) around providing boosting gear for everything from the largest office buildings to the smallest vehicles.
In September 2019, SureCall released the Fusion2Go Max - claiming to be "ushering in the next generation of signal booster technology through its ground-breaking ERT technology" - saying that the Fusion2Go Max is "the most powerful vehicle signal booster in its class".
The Extended Range Technology(ERT) architecture places some of the booster electronics in the outdoor antenna itself, and SureCall says that this allows the elimination of signal loss from the cable run between the antenna and the booster core.
On paper - it sure sounds impressive.
But is it really groundbreaking in practice?
And though the technology is interesting, the Fusion2Go Max is designed with some tradeoffs that will make it a challenge to use in many RV and most marine installations too.
- Model: Fusion 2Go Max
- Gain: 50dB
- Max Uplink Power: 29dBm, 1 Watt EIRP
- Impedance: 50 Ohm
- # of Devices Boosted Simultaneously: Multiple
- LTE Bands Supported: 12/17, 13, 5, 2, 25, 4
- Uplink Frequency Range (MHz): 698-716 / 776-787 / 824-849 / 1850-1915 / 1710-1755
- Downlink Frequency Range (MHz): 728-746 / 746-757 / 869-894 / 1930-1995 / 2110-2155
- Supported Standards: CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, EDGE, HSPA+, EVDO, LTE and all cellular standards
- Carriers Supported: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular
- Exterior Antenna: ERT Shark Fin
- Internal Antenna: Candy Bar
- Wire Lengths: Exterior - 10'
- Range of Interior Coverage: 3-10'
- In Motion Usage: Yes
- Power Supply: DC Car Charger - 6-15V - AC Power Supply Available
- Power Consumption: <10w
- Connectors: FME Male (both ends)
- Booster Dimensions: 5.625" x 4" x 1.125"
- Warranty: 3 Year
- List Price: $499.99
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We received a unit in September 2019, which we put as a late entry into our Summer/Fall 2019 head to head test round.
We were able to conduct a few rounds of testing. As this isn't an RV specific form factor, we're unlikely to continue testing it.
However, the initial results and our impressions are available to members in the section below. Members can also follow our testing activity in our forum.
- Winegard Releases Two New Products - RangePro Booster and ConnecT 2.0 4G2+ Posted on: December 15, 2020
- Industry Analysis: New Cellular Boosters Launched In 2019 Posted on: December 17, 2019
- New Cellular Boosters from SureCall: Fusion2Go 3.0 & FusionTrek Posted on: March 26, 2018
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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).
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