It’s pretty fair to say that we’ve grown pretty accustomed to having access to Wi-Fi in the environment around us. From the house to the car to work to our favorite restaurants and hangouts, we’re used to the convenience of being connected. Publicly accessible Wi-Fi isn’t always available, though. That’s why mobile hotspots are becoming so popular. There are all sorts of portable units available for sale: MiFi, Cradlepoint routers, USB internet sticks, Jetpack, etc, but whatever kind you choose to use, they’re basically all the same product providing the same kind of service. (For more information on mobile Wi-Fi hotspots check out this article.) Another similar option available is to tether your laptops or mobile devices to your phone.
One of the great advantages of using a mobile hotspot is that instead of relying on public Wi-Fi, you can have your own secure network to access, and you can share access with friends, family, or colleagues within about a 30′ radius. While there are steps you can take to stay safe when using public Wi-Fi, using a personal mobile hotspot keeps your data far safer. They’re also great for traveling, or as a backup if your ISP has issues and the network goes down.
But, There’s a Problem
The potential to be able to connect online almost anywhere is a great convenience, and the market for these products is only expected to keep growing. However, they have one big flaw:
Your hotspot Wi-Fi is only going to be as good as the cellular signal you’re getting.
If the signal is strong, your mobile hotspot will be able to provide you with connections as good and fast as regular Internet. When 5G rolls out, cellular data is expected to be faster than even the best fiber network now. However, we’re years away from that being a reality. In the meantime, if you’re in a position where you are having to use cellular data for Internet access, then your data speeds are only going to be as good as your received cellular signal from local networks. When the signal is shoddy, you’re more likely to experience interruptions and delays in your service, leaving you stuck like this:
You’re also going to need to take into account the factor that your data isn’t free. All the major carriers are going to charge for the precious data that powers your hotspot, and the rates can get pretty steep. So despite all the advances in hotspot technology, it isn’t always an ideal replacement for home broadband. Some carriers such as T-Mobile do offer unlimited data deals for hotspots, however, they’ll still throttle you if you use more than what they deem is your fair share in a month. For these reasons, we think that hotspots should be relegated to just a solution to use on the go or in cases of emergency. They’ll help keep your information private and off public Wi-Fi and typically provide you faster Wi-Fi than a public network.
So What’s the Solution?
If you need a hotspot and find that it isn’t as fast as you’d like a signal booster from HiBoost is the perfect way to reach those speeds you’re looking for. Hotspot signal boosters (also called cell phone signal boosters) will increase your cellular signal indoors. It works by installing an antenna on the roof of the building to pull in available cell signal from nearby cell towers. That signal is then sent along a coaxial cable to the booster, which amplifies it and then redistributes the signal via an indoor antenna or antennae. It also works in reverse, amplifying signals from cell phones and other mobile smart devices to retransmit that now amplified signal back to the tower. We make all kinds of boosters for travel, home, office, commercial and industrial use. We also make the most versatile boosters on the market. We guarantee that all of our boosters will work with any carrier and their entire 3G and 4G LTE network.
We Can Help
HiBoost makes cellular solutions for all sort of needs. So no matter what yours are, HiBoost can help boost your cellular signal and your productivity. Our boosters work with all US carrier hotspots (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.) and all cellular devices. Unlike your cellular carrier, there are no monthly fees associated with a hotspot booster, nor does it actually need to be set up to a regular internet service to be able to operate. All of our boosters come with a 3-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re dealing with slow or unreliable cellular data with your hotspot, contact our HiBoost office and we’ll be happy to help you figure out which booster is best for you.