The weBoost Drive Reach is the next-generation cell phone signal booster for vehicles from Wilson Electronics. With an industry-leading 28.3–29.5 dB of uplink power, the Drive Reach will let you travel twice as far from cell towers compared to other boosters and still make a connection.
The Drive Reach also has features that make installation your truck or commercial vehicle easier and faster: Plug-in SMB connectors click when you insert the antenna cables, and the mounting bracket holds firm to a carpeted floor with its VELCRO® attachment or can be mounted with screws in any open space in your truck.
Stay connected longer with the strongest cell signal and experience fewer dropped calls, undelivered texts, and missed email messages. Keep your data moving faster in areas with weak cell service, obstructions, and long distances from cell phone towers.
Truckers and drivers of other CMVs who need a usable cell phone signal everywhere they go, in large cities and remote highways.
Using Wilson Electronics' patented technology, the Drive Reach OTR boosts the cell signal in your truck or CMV, allowing you to travel farther away from cell towers while staying connected. (See the "More Information" tab for details.)
The weBoost Drive Reach works with all major wireless carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, T‑Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and most others.
Installing the weBoost Drive Reach OTR is simple. It does not require professional help; you can do it yourself. (See the "More Information" tab for details.)
This is a complete kit, with everything you need to start getting the best signal on the road.
A vehicle cell phone signal booster system is made up of four major components:
The cell phone signal booster—sometimes called an amplifier—is the core component of the system.
The booster is bi-directional: It amplifies both the signal your phone receives from the tower and the signal your phone sends to the tower. A weak cell signal is received by the outside antenna and amplified by the booster; the strengthened signal is then rebroadcasted by the inside antenna to your phone. The amplifier also boosts the connection back to the cell tower.
A high-quality weBoost booster from Wilson Electronics has very high receiver sensitivity, meaning it can process a weaker cell signal than your phone by itself. There still has to be some cell signal for the booster to amplify, though (it cannot "multiply zero").
The cell phone signal booster may be placed anywhere inside the truck that has convenient access to a 12-volt "cigarette lighter" power port, into which you'll plug the booster's power supply.
The outside antenna communicates with your wireless carrier's cell tower. This antenna is omnidirectional, meaning it collects and broadcasts signal in a 360-degree pattern around your truck, locating and communicating with the strongest cell tower.
The outside antenna attaches to a mirror rail with a standard CB mount. The outside antenna should be placed at least 12 inches from any other antennas and at least 6 inches from any windows (including sun roofs)—if it's too close to a glass surface, the outside and inside antennas may conflict with each other (a condition known as oscillation), which will cause the amplifier to shut itself off.
The inside antenna communicates with cell phones in your vehicle. It has an adhesive VELCRO® backing that makes it easy to mount inside your truck.
This antenna should be mounted 18 to 36 inches from where your cell phone will be used—the dashboard or the side of the driver or passenger seat are both good areas. It should be mounted in a vertical position, not horizontal or flat. It should not be mounted on metal, on the ceiling, or on the door pillars.
The outside and inside antennas both have coax cables attached to them. These cables connect the antennas to the cell phone signal booster.
Vehicle antennas use thin RG174 or RG58 coax cable which is attached to the antenna on one end and terminated with an SMA or SMB connector on the other end. The cable length is about 10 feet for each antenna.
The cable to the outside antenna should be run to the door closest to where the booster is located. Run it over the door frame and tuck it under interior plastic molding or the rubber weatherstripping in the door jamb. Be sure to keep the cable clear of seat slides and other parts inside the truck which could cut the cable.
Download the Wilson weBoost 470154 installation guide for more details.
If you need help with your installation, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.
Professional installation is also option, and can be performed by car audio installers.
This is a CONSUMER device. BEFORE USE, you MUST REGISTER THIS DEVICE with your wireless provider and have your provider's consent. Most wireless providers consent to the use of signal boosters. Some providers may not consent to the use of this device on their network. If you are unsure, contact your provider. You MUST operate this device with approved antennas and cables as specified by the manufacturer. Antennas MUST be installed at least 20 cm (8 inches) from any person. You MUST cease operating this device immediately if requested by the FCC or a licensed wireless service provider. WARNING. E911 location information may not be provided or may be inaccurate for calls served by using this device.
Please note: The four largest carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) and more than 90 regional carriers have given blanket consent for use of all boosters that are certified to the 2013 FCC standards. Go to our Cell Phone Signal Booster Registration page and follow the links for your carrier. There are no fees to register your cell signal booster.
If you have any questions, please contact Powerful Signal.
Warning This product can expose you to chemicals, including nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Warranty InformationweBoost signal boosters and kits are warranted for two (2) years against defects in workmanship and/or materials. Warranty cases may be resolved by returning the product directly to the reseller with a dated proof of purchase. See reseller warranty procedures. Signal boosters and kits may also be returned directly to the manufacturer at the consumer's expense, with a dated proof of purchase and a returned material authorization (RMA) number supplied by weBoost. weBoost shall, at its option, either repair or replace the product. weBoost will pay for delivery of the repaired or replaced product back to the original consumer if located within the continental U.S. This warranty does not apply to any signal boosters or kits determined by weBoost to have been subjected to misuse, abuse, neglect, or mishandling that alters or damages physical or electronic properties. Failure to use a surge-protected AC power strip with at least a 1000 Joule rating will void your warranty. All weBoost products that are packaged with other weBoost accessory products are intended for resale and use as a single unit, and such product kits are required to be sold to the end user or subsequent reseller as packaged. The "de-kitting" and sale as a standalone product of any one or more components of such a product kit is in violation of weBoost's warranty. No "de-kitted" product will be eligible for return for any reason. The sale of separate, not-kitted cable, antennas, and other accessories is allowed and fully warranted.