iPhone 5 Signal Boosters
Have an iPhone 4 or 4S? Check out our Guide to iPhone 4 & 4S Signal Boosters.
Is it possible to boost the signal on my iPhone 5?
Yes. A signal booster that employs a powered amplifier can significantly boost your cell signal.
Who uses cell phone signal boosters?
The FCC estimates that there are a million signal boosters in use every day, including in offices, homes and even in vehicles.
Can I boost my cell phone reception with an app?
Unfortunately not. Apps have been shown to not be effective at boosting cell signal.
Can I boost my cell phone reception with a sticker?
No, the stickers that you place on the back of your phone have not been proven to work, and have actually been labeled as a scam.
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About the iPhone 5
With the release of the iPhone 5, iPhone users who live or work in 4G LTE coverage areas will now have the opportunity to connect and transfer data at 4G speeds. Unfortunately, even if you should have coverage, it's possible that the cell phone signal in your home, office or vehicle won't be quite strong enough to support 4G speeds. If you have this problem, then we want to help. We've put together this guide to explain what 4G is and how you can boost your cell phone signal to eliminate poor reception and increase data speeds.
What is a Signal Booster?
A signal booster is a system that takes the best possible cellular signal in your area, such as outside your home, and then amplifies it to an area which does not have sufficient signal, such as inside your home. It uses a combination of an external antenna, signal amplifier and internal antenna to achieve this. Please note, a signal booster can only boost existing signal, so if you don’t have 4G coverage at your location, then a 4G signal booster won’t help.
What is 4G?
4G is the fourth generation of cell phone data transfer standards, and is the successor to 3G, which basically means that it’s a much faster way of transfer data for your cell phone or other mobile device. The challenging thing to understand about 4G is that different cellular providers implement it in different ways, so it’s important to know who your provider is and what device(s) you want to boost your cell signal for.
Compatibility with 3G
All of the signal boosters listed here that boost the 4G LTE networks will also boost the 2G and 3G networks from the same carrier, so they are all fully 3G compatible.