5 Reasons to Have a Cell Phone Signal Booster for Summer Road Trips
- 20 Sep, 2021
With December around the corner and the air getting hotter, holiday seekers are eager to get out and enjoy the sunshine. After being isolated in our homes, we are all ready to break free and explore our beautiful country, taking road trips, and experiencing new adventures. Often the most beautiful places are in remote areas, so it’s a good idea to plan on maintaining cell phone signal on the go.
Your cell phone can be an important tool for accessing everything from GPS navigation and WiFi hotspots to movies and games for the kids, important weather updates, and connecting to emergency services. Having a weBoost vehicle cell signal booster helps keep you connected throughout your journey, ensuring you have access to calls and important information when you need it most.
Here are five ways your mobile device can make any summer road trip easier, safer, and more fun.
Global positioning software, where would we be without it, probably lost. These apps offer everything from basic maps to enhanced navigation of off road routes, area guides and reviews, waypoint management systems and trail tracking, turn-by-turn directions, and traffic updates. GPS has become a useful tool for getting around and keeping your bearings. These Apps are available through the app stores of both iPhone and Android devices.
Many GPS apps offer both on- and offline maps, However, the offline options don’t give up to the minute data, which could be important in alerting you on traffic. That means they work best with a dependable cell signal.
2. WiFi Hotspots
Those who do not have cellular devices can still take advantage of mobile data using WiFi hotspots. This can be done by turning on one passenger’s smartphone or mobile device into a WiFi hotspot.
A WiFi hotspot is simply a WiFi access point that allows devices to make broadband internet connections. Most cell phones can also be turned into mobile hotspots using your cellular data to provide a stable WiFi connection for the devices in your vehicle. Alternatively, you can buy purpose-built mobile hotspots that offer this same functionality while leaving your cell phone entirely free for other things.
Having mobile WiFi access gives you a lot more device options for entertainment, news and information, communication, and other functions. Of course, like all the other items on this list, this tip depends ultimately on having a strong, high-quality cell phone signal.
3. Staying In Touch With Friends and Family
Cell phones make it easy to keep in touch with friends and family and keep them updated about your travels and adventures.
If you have friends waiting to meet up with you along the way, cellular signal allows you to connect with them and keep them informed about any delays. If you have someone taking care of your home while you are away cell phone communication makes it easy to check in with them offering you assurance and easing your stress. If you have a smart home and security system, your smartphone can even let you check in directly on live video feeds to see for yourself that everything’s all right.
Of course, all of these things become harder to do if your network is out of range, delivering poor quality signal, or dropping calls. That’s where using a cell booster for your holiday road trip comes in handy.
4. Online Entertainment
Even the most fun filled trips won’t hold your kids’ interest forever. Having entertainment options at hand keeps that infinite question at bay. The aggravating words “Are we there yet?”
Mobile devices deliver on the entertainment front more consistently now than ever before. Streaming services like Netflix, Showmax and Youtube compete to deliver a combined total of thousands of movies, television shows and videos. Online games for mobile users, both paid and free-to-play, have multiplied in their selection and grown dramatically in their quality. Intuitive apps designed for mobile devices are often easier to use and more streamlined than their desktop computer counterparts.
All of this entertainment, of course, is dependent on steady access to data. Your device needs consistent downlink and uplink connections. Otherwise, it can drain power quickly while searching for connections and cause frustrating slow buffering times. With a cell signal booster on board, you can enjoy more confidence in the consistency of online entertainment on your trip.
5. Weather Alerts and Emergency Preparedness
Weather predictions can unexpectedly change for the worst at any time. Unpredictable weather and events such as hail storms, floods, or gale force winds can strike where you least expect them. Weather phenomena can affect your cell phone signal and being forewarned when there are sudden changes in the weather is key to keeping your family safe.
Mobile devices offer a connection to online weather services, which is updated regularly with weather updates and warnings. Monitoring the Weather system can provide much-needed warnings about unexpected weather events on your route, allowing you to take action when needed. As anyone who’s ever found themselves driving through a hail storm can tell you, this information can be worth its weight in gold.
In addition, having a strong cell signal makes it easier to stay in touch with local police and emergency services in general. In the event of a breakdown or getting stranded somewhere along your route, your smartphone can make it possible to get the help you need.
weBoost AM100-Pro cell signal booster is easy to install and provides consistent signal on the go. Get yours today to ensure clear stable connection on your journey. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.