Review: weBoost RV 4G (Cellular Booster)

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This device has been discontinued and we consider it obsolete. While current owners of this device may continue to find performance to be adequate for the foreseeable tech-future, we do not recommend upgrading to or purchasing this device.



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The weBoost RV-4G is actually a residential booster sold with a 12V power supply.

The weBoost RV-4G is actually a residential booster sold with a 12V power supply.

Despite being marketed specifically towards RVers, the weBoost RV 4G that first shipped in September 2015 is actually just a weBoost Home 4G residential cellular booster packaged with accessories to make it somewhat more appropriate for RV usage.

The 60dB gain of the RV 4G and Home 4G is above the legal 50dB limit for mobile boosters, but the directional panel antenna included in the kit is not conducive to operation while in motion, requiring setup and rough aiming at every new location.



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This setup requirement is what potentially allows weBoost to get around the FCC guidelines against marketing "home" boosters for mobile use.

Specifications

  • Gain: 60dB
  • # of Devices Boosted: Many
  • LTE Bands Supported: 12 (17), 13, 5, 4, 2, 25
  • Exterior Antenna: 75 Ohm Large Directional Panel Antenna / Suction Cup Mount
  • Internal Antenna: Desktop Tower Antenna
  • Range of Interior Coverage: tbd
  • In Motion Usage: NO
  • List Price: $399
  • This product has been discontinued by weBoost. They now recommend either the Drive 4G-X for those who need support for mobility, or their new stronger Connect RV 65 kit.

Testing Status: We've had the weBoost RV 4G in our testing arsenal since August 2015, and featured it in our 2015 Booster Analysis.

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Quick Take

While this powerful booster has a lot of raw potential, for a typical RV installation we found this booster difficult to deploy and setup. But for situations where you might be stationary for long periods of time in weak signal areas, this might be a suitable option.

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